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Grow Trees The Tree Growers Tool Kit helps people to grow the best trees for their lifestyle. We're developing a set of multi-media resources for tree growers and field workers.

TGTK_Trees_from_seedsThe Tree Growers Tool Kit currently contains pamphlets, a nursery booklet and a set of videos that show people how to:

  • Collect and handle seeds

  • Test seed viability

  • Treat Teak seeds before planting

  • Establish a village nursery
 

Booklet:

The A5 Nursery Guidelines are written in Tok-Pisin with illustrations that describe 10 simple steps for establishing a village nursery supplying Acacia and Eucalyptus spp. seedlings:

 

Pamphlets:

These A5 Tree Fact Sheets are written in simple English with illustrations in Tok-Pisin for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

These A5 Tree Fact Sheets are written in Tok-Pisin with illustrations for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

These 6 A5 Balsa Fact Sheets (including Choosing Balsa) are written in English with photos for double-sided printing on single A4 sheet:

 

Videos:

Planting and looking after teak seeds

  • In this 30 minute Training Video, staff at OISCA in East New Britain Province of PNG introduce their tried and tested techniques for teak seed germination, nursery propagation, uprooting and cutting, site preparation, and transplanting.
 

These 4 short Training Videos show how trees can be grown from seeds:

Seed Collection:

  • Noland and Mau, of Santo Island in Vanuatu, speak together of their adventures and persistence in sourcing seed from the sandalwood trees, which are very rare in their region. They speak about the benefits this effort has had in establishing woodlots that collectively generate an income from the seeds they produce. Click here to download.

 
  • Tony Bong, of Malekula Island in Vanuatu, talks about how his planting, nurturing and protection of two productive 'mother' trees, has given many people in his area and island access to seed that would otherwise be very difficult to find. Click here to download.

 
  • Joseph, of PNG Forest Authority in Goroka, talks about collecting seeds from individual trees. Click here to download.

Seed Viability:

  • John Rabi and Inter Vinarut, of OISCA in East New Britain Province of PNG demonstrate a simple cut test of Teak seed to determine the percentage viability. Click here to download.

Seed Treatment:

  • Inter Vinarut, of OISCA in East New Britain Province of PNG, demonstrates the process of teak seed pre-treatment to break its dormancy before sowing into germination beds. Click here to download.

 

Other Publications:

The Extension Materials and Research Papers listed belowmination beds. relate to the topic "Growing trees from seeds".  These documents reflect the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of Pacific lsland Projects:

Seed managament booklet:

Nursery booklets

Tree fact sheets

Research papers

 

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