Finding Honey Locust Tree Seed Pods - Propagating Native Trees - April 2022
On my 2022 to-do list there's a couple of items that have what I'm calling 'crossover appeal'; meaning that there's some intersection between the activities of one item that pay off a second item. In particular, I'm looking at #7 and #10. #7 on the list talks about "working trees three ways" - that include planting, measuring and seedlings. #10 in the list talks about my desire to press ahead with some 'seasonal projects' that includes collecting tree seed pods and attempting to propagate them into seedlings.Last year, I came across some Kentucky Coffee Tree seed pods at one of the kid's practices. After bringing them home, soaking them and getting them started, I ended up with some seedlings. At the end of the season, I decided to dig the seedling tray into the ground in an attempt to overwinter them. As of today, they haven't leaf'd out just yet and so I've just left them be in the ground. I'll dislodge the tray from the ground in the next week or so and see if they spring to life.