Seeds & ConesI returned from a recent trip to Scotland with some little treasures of potential: European chestnuts from Stirling Castle, European Beech seeds from the Meikleour Beech Hedges, and some Giant Sequoia cones from trees planted in 1853 next to the final resting place of John Graham of Claverhouse.

The chestnuts aren’t looking all that promising, but the beech seeds have sprouted and the redwood cones have begun to release some seeds. Cross your fingers!

Here’s my dad in front of the sequoia parent of our seeds. At 170 years old, this tree is barely an adolescent.

Posted on February 10, 2023 by Geoff Graham