Did you know that this past May, we collected our own maple tree seeds? After collecting over 220L of seeds, we shipped them off to a tree nursery in Nova Scotia. Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants Ltd. is a non-industrial forest management firm in St Andrew’s, Nova Scotia – one of the largest in Atlantic Canada. Their operations include many things, including but not limited to operations such as harvesting and land clearing as well as silviculture and tree-growing. Our many litres of seeds were sent to their nursery to grow until next May, when they will be sent back to us to be planted.
A few weeks ago, we took a trip down to the nursery to see how our seedlings were doing. With a predicted survival rate of less than 30%, we were expecting around 15-20,000 seedlings. We were pleasantly surprised by over 60,000 thriving maple trees that were already larger than 30cm in length!
Check out some photos of our own maple seedlings, as well as a few photos of the nursery and their ongoing projects!