The main purpose of Selvanuova is to support wildlife on our farmland. In this perspective, trees play a fundamental role, both as target species and as providers of key resources for many other species.
A few days ago we received this parcel from the UK.
We already knew it was the delivery of an order we placed a week earlier on a quite unique online store: http://www.treeseedonline.com/
We ordered a long list of tree seeds:
This was the content of the envelope:
A tree seed shower is falling onto Selvanuova!
We want to increase tree diversity in our farmland by planting native trees or other tree species that may exert key functions for wildlife.
We are well aware that tree seeds sourced from local forests should be preferred. However, several tree species are so rare that it is quite difficult to find them in the wild in our region. Therefore we have opted for sourcing them from a retailer. Of course, seeds found in local woodlands will be added for common tree species.
Seed pre-treatment has already started and in a few weeks we will set up the nursery.
It is a very slow process: the new seedlings will be ready to be planted in our farmland within 2-4 years!
We will keep you updated on the progress of this activity.