Tree bodies launch autumn public campaigns

The Tree Council has launched a campaign to encourage people to collect seeds to pot up and grow into small trees.

The ‘Seed Gathering Season’ will see events run by the Tree Council’s member organisations taking place throughout the country.

Tree Council director general Pauline Buchanan Black said: "We take the view for granted and seldom think about how we can impact on what we see from our homes, offices, schools or just when walking around our neighbourhoods. But collecting seeds from nearby trees will allow everyone to see what they might grow into and judge whether their seed will become a tree they would like in their view."

Meanwhile the Woodland Trust is urging people to visit their nearest wood to help scientists track the arrival of autumn. The charity has been assessing seasonal change and its effect on plants and trees for 12 years with the help of public observations.

This year the results are universally low compared to the same date last year, indicating autumn could be arriving later this year.

So far there have been 81% fewer records of ripe bramble, 96% fewer records of oak trees' first tint and only one record of a fieldfare arriving compared to a dozen at the same date in 2011.

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