Grow Your Own Oak at The Yorkshire Arboretum

by Handy Mag

There’s a lot of interest in planting trees at present, for carbon capture and other ecosystem benefits, as well as their own beauty. The Yorkshire Arboretum is hosting a series of ‘Grow Your Own Oak’ workshops this autumn with the aim of encouraging young people to get involved from an early age.

Taking place on Sunday 30 October and Sunday 6 November, ‘Grow Your Own Oak’ is a fun activity for families and children.

Participants are invited to join the team at The Yorkshire Arboretum for an autumn walk through the garden to gather acorns; learn how to select the best acorns for planting and how to germinate and care for them as they grow.

The workshops are free to attend, but general admission to the arboretum applies. Due to popular demand, there are two 2-hour sessions at 10am until 12pm and from 1pm until 3pm.

Booking is through the website and on the day subject to availability.

Yorkshire Arboretum Director, John Grimshaw, said “Planting a tree in your garden or neighbourhood can help a lot, but choosing the right tree, planting and looking after it can be a daunting prospect. The workshops are designed to be fun and educational, introducing tree planting to children from a young age and explaining how to care for trees as they grow.”

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