This fall, our goal is to collect heaps of native tree and shrub seeds, but we can’t do this alone. We need your help!
The seeds that you collect will be planted by our volunteers. These seeds will eventually grow into saplings that we give to the public - for FREE!
It’s easy to get involved! Be sure to keep your eyes open while you walk your dog, take a hike through the forest, or play at the park! Any native tree seeds you find can be donated to Leaf & Limb. Want to learn how?
How to Participate in our Fall Native Seed Drive
You can join the effort and shape the future of Project Pando.
- Collect seeds: Collecting seeds is a lot of fun, but takes some careful attention. Learn how to correctly collect native seeds.
- Learn which seeds are ripening now: The best time to collect seeds is now through November. Check out our seed ripening calendar which will give you the information you need to collect tree seeds at the correct time.
- Identify seeds: If you need help identifying native seeds, check out our native seed profiles.
- Drop off seeds: If you have collected enough native seeds, drop them off at one of our locations across the Triangle. Find the location closest to you!
- Volunteer: If you’d like to be more involved in our Native Seed Collection Drive, join our Seed Team to volunteer with us!
- Stay Informed: Sign up to receive our Project Pando newsletter, follow our development, and learn about more ways to help.
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Here is a list of resources that will help you identify what seeds are in season, how to identify them, and where you can find them.
Seed Ripening Calendar
Not sure which seeds are ripening now? We’ve got you covered with this helpful calendar.