Kew seed collection project gets off to a great start

Trust teams up with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to collect tree seeds from our properties for conservation and research

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The John Muir Trust has joined up with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in an exciting project to collect tree seeds from the Trusts properties.

The project aims to establish a national collection of native tree seeds for long term conservation and research.

Collection of seeds from birch, holly, elm rowan, alder and ash trees began in late September, when Schiehallion property manager Liz Auty and our intern Jen Derr from Patagonia (pictured below) collected, dried and sorted more than 10,000 downy birch seeds.

Find out more about the UK National Tree Seed Project.

 Kew seed collection project - Jen