WMTP Tree Protection Project
Native Tree Seedling Rescues
Transplanting Unwanted Native Tree Seedlings To Protected Lands Where They’ll Thrive
The idea is simple: Thousands of unwanted but healthy young native tree seedlings are destroyed every year in our County. Why not transplant some of them to where they can thrive, such as in one of our planting projects?
WMTP occasionally holds work parties to do exactly that at large sites, such as on November 12, 2022 at Big Rock Garden Park.
Individual homeowners can also contribute native tree seedlings to us. Especially in conifer-laden lands such as Sudden Valley, homeowners typically have lots of small evergreen tree seedlings sprouting on their property every year. Most folks just yank them out or weedwhack them by the dozens. Now there is an eco-friendly alternative: mindfully pot them and then give them to us!
Here are the steps:
1. For this program, we are currently only interested 12″-24″ tall seedlings of the following trees:
- Douglas fir
- Grand fir
- Sitka spruce
- Western red cedar
- Bigleaf maple