Our Project  

Seeds 4 Trees utilizes the experience of top professional tree seed technicians to determine seed handling, germinating and planting techniques required of each project. Projects will be awarded seed based on current availability of seed and the availability of the funds needed to complete the project they applied for at the time the application is reviewed.   

Mexican Plum
Mexican Plum

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Longleaf Pine
Longleaf Pine

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Classroom sprouts
Classroom sprouts

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Mexican Plum
Mexican Plum

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Tree Seed Growing Kit

The Tree Seed Growing Kit project, which is geared toward the 8-12 year old age group, will give educators a tool to use that will assist in teaching the propagation of tree seed. Tree Seed Growing Kits will be produced, depending on the availability of our limited natural resources, and awarded to qualified applicants.  In order to be able to reach as many organizations and children within the target age group as possible, the number of kits available to any one organization may be capped if the available seed for the kits is restricted due to limited inventory.  

The kit contains adequate seed for each child in the class, growing containers, peat pellets to plant the seed and an illustrated instructional book. Each child will also be awarded a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program. Educators will receive a folder with instructions that will enable them to walk through the planting and growing cycle of tree seed with the children. Our goal is that children will learn the importance of planting tree seed for the health of our earth. 

 If you do not have a place to plant your tree seedlings, consider donating your Seeds 4 Trees seedlings to the LSU Coastal Roots Program. We will make sure your trees are planted in a forest in need of new trees to provide habitat and food for animals that live in our coastal environments.

 

Please mail your trees to:

Dr. Pam Blanchard

Co-director, LSU Coastal Roots Program

LSU School of Education

109 Peabody Hall

Baton Rouge, LA

 "It was an honor to have the Seeds 4 Trees program in my classroom. The program allows students the opportunity to experience how a simple seed can become a tree. This is a simple concept to most but it amazed me how many of my students had no idea of the process. The instructions included were also more than appropriate for students to understand and very easy to follow. 

The science budget in all schools is very tight and the Seeds 4 Trees program provided all the supplies for this project. With the supplies provided the students worked in pairs and were able to each plant seeds. After the seeds sprouted then students took their project home to plant. They were very proud of their projects and researched the best place at home to plant the sprout. 

Without the Seeds4Trees program our students would not have this opportunity. Having the experience of actually planting a seed and watching how it sprouts cannot be replaced by any diagram or video. This program made a difference in these students that will last with them for a lifetime. 

I have recommended this program to other schools because it not only improves a classroom but it improves students individually. "

Janice Williams 

Science Teacher

I was honored to be asked to do an Interview with Louisiana Forestry Association Podcast "Minding the Forest' I have it here on Apple iPods and Spotify..Chick on it and see what we are up to.

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.  
                - Chinese proverb