In November we wrote about the children collecting oak acorns from the many beautiful oak trees around the Blenheim Palace Estate (read more here). 2009 was not a good year for oak seed collecting as very few trees had produced many acorns. We had feared that even the 50 seeds that we thought looked healthy, still might not germinate.
Under the skillful watchful eyes of tree nursery Nicholsons we are all delighted that many of the acorns have germinated. A new generation of OneOak trees are now growing strongly.
We will soon be planning the replanting of the woodland area where the OneOak tree was felled. We will have to add another 200 or so oak seedlings to our own Blenheim seedlings, so that every child involved in the project can plant a tree. The replanting will probably take place in February 2011.