Sunday, November 01, 2020

The best time to plant a tree is...


They say the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is right now. 

My horse chestnut, planted well over a decade ago, has produced a nice crop of conkers. The question is, what to do with them? 

Well, there is a sports field near me which has a large copse area at one end. Most of the trees in there seem to be self-set, so I borrowed a dibber from the greenhouse and decided to add my conkers to see if some of them would flourish. 

I picked clear areas away from the paths to give then the best chance. Don't know if anything will happen, but just maybe we'll have a few more trees in the future.


Nick Brad said...

I like that idea, even if you get a couple of them to grow, that's a couple more than nothing. Will 2 trees change the world, unlikely, but if everyone grew 2 trees, then we have something.

BR60103 said...

There was a story that one retired admiral (a couple of hundred years ago) would wander around England with his pockets full of acorns and plant them so that the Navy would have oak for its ships for another hundred years.