Photos taken during Permaculture class. Sammi, Graeme, William, and Doug plant Oak seeds.
An investment of time that makes sense. You.deposit the seed and take account of its yield over time and withdraw the dividend of breath, and great beauty.
It is so cool to see people attempting to restore the once mighty American Chestnut Tree. We had one next to the farmhouse at Kirkridge in Bangor PA. The seed capsules would be an unforgettable experience once walked on with bare feet. Back then I had no idea what kind of tree it was or its signifigance as a survivor from the original population. Years later I inadvertantly found out by showing someone who worked for the USFS. a couple of photos with the tree in the background and he recognized it. Next trip down to PA I brought back some of the capsules and they told me just how rare this tree was.
The stately Elm trees that lined the main street in Durham NH have all died from Dutch Elm disease. When I was a student at UNH in the early 1970's who would have suspected that these grand trees would all die. It was like losing old friends.
Let's hope the work you are doing will bring some new American Chestnut trees Castanea dentata into existance. After all with Thanksgiving coming up there is nothing better than stuffing with chestnuts in it!