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Raising trees and shrubs from seed

A Forest Research Practice Guide that introduces the principles and practical methods for collecting, storing and propagating from seed a wide range of woody species commonly grown in the British Isles.

Year of Publication2007

This Practice Guide is aimed partly at anyone interested in raising a relatively small number of plants, and partly at commercial growers – as a useful reference but without the legal aspects. The Guide begins with information on flowering and fruit development, and recommendations for small–scale collecting, handling and processing. It then provides detailed advice on storage, dormancy and pretreatment methods for over 100 woody species. It gives suggestions of ‘things to try’ to hasten dormancy breakage in the most time consuming and dormant species. The Guide concludes with some tips on sowing seeds and raising seedlings.

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Protecting and expanding Britain's forests and woodlands to increase their value to society and the environment.

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