Tree Kits

Most frequent questions and answers

We currently plant the trees through tree planting projects in Tanzania, Haiti, Philippines, Madagascar, Kenya, Nepal, Ethiopia and Uganda. When you register your unique codes you will see in which country we’ve planted the trees.

Most of the tree species we select start to germinate between 2 to 6 weeks. You can keep the tree growing in it’s growing pot for many months. You can also transplant it to a bigger plant pot and keep it in doors ongoing or until it’s a good time of year to plant outside. They are very adaptable. Herb and flower seeds germinate and grow much faster.

The seeds collected are from wild stands and in most cases, we can even confirm the name of the collector and location of the cone collection.  They are not genetically modified.

Yes you can.  Many of our customers have reported more than one tree seedling growing from one Tree Kit. This is very likely to happen as there are 6 to 10 seeds in each kit.

You can split the seedlings up and transplant to seperate containers. You must do this carefully and it is best to complete the transplanting when the seedlings are less than 4 weeks old from germination and have not started to produce lateral roots.

When transplanting, make sure you keep the young, juvenile root system straight and try not to bend the bottom part of the tap root.

Good Luck!

Any fertilizer will do that has an N-P-K amount (Nitrogen – Phosphorous – Potassium) – the key ingredients to the natural building blocks of plants to facilitate photosynthesis.

Simple go to your local grocery store or garden centre where you can find a small bottle of fertilizer (Fertilizers can be purchased as a liquid or as a granular item).  Mix the fertilizer with water before applying it to the soil around your tree.

This is a moisture mold due to lack of UV light (from lack of Sun), and it is usually harmless to the seedling.  This may occur if the tree kits are placed near the window and get very hot, during the germination period, before the seedling has sprouted.  Moisture mold can be eliminated by spraying a little hydrogen peroxide or the suns UV rays will kill the moisture mold as well.

Once the seeds start to germinate you should remove the lid of the cup or keep the pouch open and place the seedling in a well lit area so that it receives lots of sun light.  The edges will dry out and any mold will disappear.

If you have lots of mold you can:

  • Use a mixture Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water (only 3% Hydrogen Peroxide).  Hydrogen Peroxide stimulates oxygenation in the soil and also encourages increased root growth.  This is the best method.
  • Or use vinegar diluted with water in a spray bottle (10:1 ratio of Water:Vinegar). You don’t need to use much.
  • Another option is to use ultraviolet lights to dry out the pot and give it a heavy dose of UV light.
  • If you are really worried about your seedling then please send us an email with a photo so we can assess it for you. info@forestnation.com
  • The container ie the cup or the pouch is made from plastic free biodegradable/compostable material.
  • Vegetable based inks – used on the instruction booklet
  • 100% recycled paper – also used for the instruction booklet
  • The growing pellet and pot are made from biodegradable renewable natural resources
  • Tree Seeds

Each Tree Kit/Growing Kit contains a Growing Pellet in a netted sack (which allows the roots to breathe), 3 – 10 tree seeds (depending on the species and germination rates), growing instructions and a unique code to register online. The unique helps you to create a planting page and see where we also plant a tree for you in a developing country.

Yes. All our Growing Kits are environmentally friendly. In fact, every element is either biodegradable or compostable.


Most frequent questions and answers

You can find your tracking number in your account pages on each order. Just click the order you want to see the tracking information for. If you need any help please contact us on info@forestnation.com . Please give your order number and email address you used to make the order.

You can change you shipping address via your account pages.

Once you place the order the tree kits take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive. For custom branded orders this may be longer and delivery time varies depending on the branding options. We’ll give you and estimated delivery time when you make your inquiry.


Most frequent questions and answers

This is a global average based on the lifetime of a tree surviving 80+years in the Boreal Forest region.

Each Tree Kit contains clear instructions on how to grow and plant your tree.  Even more detailed instructions are also available on our website. Read more

We select tree seeds depending on the country, and we take seed/planting zone requirements into consideration. Typically we select seeds that can survive more than 8 to 12 months inside the tree kits without being germinated and seeds that are easy for you to grow.  However, for specific campaigns we can look at using many different types of tree seeds.  Examples of seeds we use are: White Spruce, Maritime Pine, Stone Pine, River Birch, Tamarillo Tree, Acacia, Slash Pine etc Read more