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Sat, 07 Oct



Seed Collection Workshop Slieve Aughty Centre

Growing Native Trees From Seed

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Seed Collection Workshop Slieve Aughty Centre
Seed Collection Workshop Slieve Aughty Centre

Time & Location

07 Oct 2023, 10:00

Loughrea, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

About The Event

CELT is delighted to invite you to join us for a FREE SEED COLLECTING WORKSHOP with Saul Mosbacher, on Saturday October 7th 9.30am to 1pm, at the Slieve Aughty Centre

During this workshop we will be offering a beginner’s guide to identifying and growing native trees from seed, covering collection, stratification and propagation.

Booking is essential! Please book early as there are limited places available @

Join us and learn what is involved in collecting seed from native trees, including seed ripeness, plant identification, sustainable collection, seed handling, saving, planting and storage. Learn a step-by-step guide on what species to grow and how easy, with a little guidance, it is to collect, handle, stratify and germinate the seeds, and to take cuttings.

Join us for a fun morning outdoors in this hands-on Workshop with Saul Mosbacher, former CELT Tree Nursery Manager, renown for his wealth of knowledge of native trees and the wide variety of local seed that is available for collecting at this time of year. For more information on Saul’s work and Wildoaks nursery please visit his website;

We all know Trees are essential to life and with increasing awareness of their vital role in tackling the crisis of global warming and biodiversity loss, we wish to support and empower people and communities to take action, engaging in NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS and playing a part in restoring trees to our Irish landscape.

Sourcing local and native seed and growing a tree from a seed is an easy, simple act and can help us all play a vital role in addressing current challenges of climate adaptation and mitiagtion, while reconnecting us to our nature and to our shared destiny with the natural world.

Trees play an intrinsic role in our everyday lives, producing the oxygen we breath, providing a vital habitat for our wildlife, storing carbon in their trunks and roots, reducing flooding and air pollution, protecting soils from erosion, and providing food, medicine, shelter, and natural materials, not just for ourselves but for millions of species on Earth. Trees play a vital role in supporting the Web of Life.

CELT wish to support local and national efforts in climate adaptation and mitigation and to ensure the future of Ireland's woodlands having a diverse genetic pool, for old native tree genetics to be promoted through sourcing of seeds and saplings of native provenance and aim to collect our own seeds from old native woodlands across Ireland. There are a multitude of benefits to sourcing trees grown from provenience seeds, including; The Trees are more acclimated to Irish weather conditions and Irish soil, conservation and promotion of old native genetics and reduced risk of introducing an alien disease into the tree population.

Come and join us for our FREE Seed Saving Workshop and learn about the native tree species specific to the Sliabh Aughty area. Learn what is ready to be harvested at this time of the year and the hands on knowledge of next steps needed to bring your seeds to fully grown trees.

You will be given a handout to take away with you, covering all the information shared from the day

Dress warm and comfortable for outdoor activities and wear suitable footwear. The Slieve Aughty Woodland Cafe provides a wonderful organic lunch if you wish to stay on after.

For more information please contact us at

For more information on Identifying, Saving and Growing Trees from Seed visit The Tree Growers Guides at

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