We are delighted to report that about 50 young oak seedlings have been raised successfully by Nicholsons, ready to be planted at the OneOak site this coming Winter.
If you have been following the story about the seeds so far, you will know that the OneOak tree did not produce any viable seeds in the Autumn before it was felled. However, with the help of school children and the staff at Blenheim Palace we did manage to collect acorns (oak seed) from some of the wonderful ancient oaks around the Blenheim Estate. These fifty oak seedlings have been skilfully raised by the nurserymen and women at Nicholsons during this summer. We will need to bring in some additional 200 other oak seedlings ready for the planting of the site this Winter. Every one of the 250 children who watched the tree being felled, and who have been working in so many other ways with us in the OneOak project, will soon be returning to the woodland to each plant one young tree.
Our thanks to Jane King for the photos, and our admiration to Nicholsons for their green fingers.
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