Week of October 24, 2022
Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County
Collecting and Starting Seeds from Trees and Shrubs
Now is a great time to collect seeds from trees and shrubs to start your own and add diversity to your landscape. If you think starting trees from seeds is a silly way to get trees into your landscape, think again. I appreciate the story Justin Evertson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum likes to share about his 15-foot-tall bur oak. Justin started the tree from an acorn he planted just ten years ago. The tree was quick to establish and grow, disavowing oaks as slow-growing trees.