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How to Plant

1. Watch Carolyn Introduce Tree by ForestNation:

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* It's the same steps for tree pouches and cups.

2. Now Choose Your Seed Preparation Video:

Seed Prep A

Ready to Sow!

Redwood
Stone Pine
Sourwood
Empress Tree
Paper Birch
River Birch

Or read text instructions below

Seed Preparation A

Your seeds do not need any preparation before sowing.

Pellet Preparation and Sowing Seeds:

  • Soak growing pellet, dimple side up, in luke warm tap water for 10 minutes.
  • Empty excess water and gently squeeze the expanded growing pellet to introduce some air.
  • If seeds are packaged, remove seeds from packaging first.
  • Add seeds and push just below the surface.
  • Lid on and keep it moist and warm. Approximately 70-80ºf (20-27ºc)

Seed Prep B

Soak for 24hrs

Blue Spruce
White Spruce
Red Spruce
Crape Myrtle
California Fan Palm
Orchid Tree
Western Red Cedar
Bristlecone Pine

Or read text instructions below

Seed Preparation B

Your seeds need to be soaked for 24 hours before sowing to help them germinate. 

Soak Seeds for 24 hours first:

  • If seeds are packaged, remove seeds from packaging first.
  • Add warm tap water to your cup or pouch.
  • Add seeds and soak for 24 hours.

Pellet Preparation and Sowing Seeds:

  • Soak growing pellet, dimple side up, in luke warm tap water for 10 minutes.
  • Empty excess water and gently squeeze the expanded growing pellet to introduce some air.
  • Add seeds and push just below the surface.
  • Lid on and keep it moist and warm. Approximately 70-80ºf (20-27ºc)

Seed Prep C

Soak for 24hrs

Sabal Palm
Thornless Honey Locust
Western Redbud

Or read text instructions below

Seed Preparation C

Your seeds need to be soaked for 24 hours in boiled water (not boiling) before sowing to help them germinate. 

Soak Seeds for 24 hours first:

  • Boil water first and then let it cool for approximately 5 minutes. The water must be very hot, approximately 195ºF (90ºC). Do not boil the seed in the water!
  • Add the boiled water to a cup. Be very careful!
  • If seeds are packaged, remove seeds from packaging first.
  • Add seeds and soak for 24 hours.

Pellet Preparation and Sowing Seeds:

  • Soak growing pellet, dimple side up, in luke warm tap water for 10 minutes.
  • Empty excess water and gently squeeze the expanded growing pellet to introduce some air.
  • Add seeds and push just below the surface.
  • Lid on and keep it moist and warm. Approximately 70-80ºf (20-27ºc)

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 grows 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 globes are placed near the window and get very hot, during the germination period, before the seedling has sprouted.  Moisture mould can be eliminated by spraying a little hydrogen peroxide or the suns UV rays will kill of the moisture mould as well.

Once the seeds start to germinate you should remove the top half of the globe used to cover the growing pot 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 dilted 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. [email protected]
  • Potato waste, the main element used to form the white globe that forms the main part of the Tree Kit
  • PLA (Polylactic Acid) – used in the shrink wrap (outer sleeve)
  • Water based inks – also used on the shrink wrap
  • 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. Read more

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