Planting acorns, Nantmor
Booking essential; places limited
Snowdonia Society volunteers gathered perhaps thousands of acorns this autumn for the National Trust. We also collected a smaller number of nuts and seeds from other trees, such as sweet chestnut, alder, sycamore and crab apple. If you’ve noticed the acorns about this year you will guess that acorns were by far the majority. There are many hundreds or more acorns that are stored and are still waiting to be planted. Can you help us?
We will mostly be working under cover from the weather in the National Trust’s new tree nursery between Beddgelert and Penrhyndeudraeth. The trees grown here, all from local seeds, will eventually be planted out according to the National Trust’s local land management plans for conservation. They will give nature a significant helping hand, especially in these times of ash die-back disease. Come and be involved in the nursery’s early days.
We have clear protocols and risk assessments for coronavirus to allow us to carry out this task as safely as possible. If you would like more information on these please get in touch. To ensure social distancing is possible at all times, the number of volunteers for this day is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.