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In Maine, looking for native tree seeds

 
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Hi all, I'm looking to grow some trees from seed and wondering if there are any folks/nurseries that might have some of these beautiful seeds on hand. I did some looking around but didn't find a solid source for most of these so Im hoping my permies friends will be able to point me in the right direction.

Bur oak - Quercus macrocarpa
Chestnut oak - Quercus montana
Shagbark hickory - Carya ovata
American hazelnut - Corylus americana
Beaked hazelnut - Corylus cornuta
American linden - Tilia americana

Thank you!

 
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F.W. Schumacher Co. Treeshrubseeds.com in Sandwich Mass sells tree seeds.

But lindens have very difficult stratification requirements. I gave up on the idea of planting linden from seed.
 
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Wow what an awesome resource, thank you:) yea i hear you on the difficult stratification process. Linden is currently unavailable from Schumacher but I'm still going to give the linden seeds a try if i can find some. Best, z
 
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There's a lot of beaked hazel growing in the under story here in Dayton Maine. I keep trying to collect seeds but the squirrels harvest them while I'm waiting for them to ripen. Most bushes only have a couple nuts on them, possibly because they're in full shade underneath red maples and oak trees. I'll try to grab some again next year.
 
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Have you researched FEDCO?

 
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zurcian braun wrote:Hi all, I'm looking to grow some trees from seed and wondering if there are any folks/nurseries that might have some of these beautiful seeds on hand. I did some looking around but didn't find a solid source for most of these so Im hoping my permies friends will be able to point me in the right direction.

Bur oak - Quercus macrocarpa
Chestnut oak - Quercus montana
Shagbark hickory - Carya ovata
American hazelnut - Corylus americana
Beaked hazelnut - Corylus cornuta
American linden - Tilia americana

Thank you!



Echoing Craig :) Or Johnny's? I doubt they have the seeds, but they might know someone who might have access.

Also, have you considered asking Will Bonsall? His Scatterseed Project focuses on mostly food crops. But he knows seeds big time and is usually quite responsive. If he didn't have any, again, he might know someone who does:
https://www.scatterseedproject.org/
 
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