Fall Is Perfect Time for Gathering and Planting Tree Seeds

AMES, Iowa – Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and along with the changing colors, it’s also the perfect time to gather tree seeds.
From acorns to walnuts, hickory nuts and more – Iowa’s forests are steadily dropping seeds, and with a few basic steps, those same seeds can be gathered and planted.

In the September-October Acreage Living Newsletter, Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explains how to determine which seeds are viable, and how to store or plant them in the future.


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