Tree, trees and more trees

There are more than 60,000 different species


About
3 trillion trees in the world

We lose about 1/5th of square kilometer of forest every minute!

BUT...

What would happen if all of us plant a tree on every birthday?

8 billion

There are 7.7 billion people on the planet

130 million

130 million people are born every year

300 thousand 

Every day 350,000 people celebrate their birthdays

That would be a lot of trees!

Trees reduce noise

Trees improve mood

Trees are natural heaters

Trees prevent floods

Trees increase property value

And trees absorb carbon emissions!

How many trees we need to save global warming?

About 1.5 trillion trees to absorb all emission produced in one year!

We have a solution!

A whole forest
in your pocket

To make all this happen faster, instead of planting a tree - give trees as present to all your friends!

 

250 trees, 6 species - enough to plant a small forest and all this in a small durable tin box package!

Package so small ...

... that you can keep it in your pocket and give to someone who will use it right.

Spruce

Spruces are large trees, up to 60 meters tall, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. Spruce likes shadows and can grow under other trees. It has widely commercial use: a round form is used for masts and poles, lumber used in construction, furniture industry, musical instrument creation and paper manufacture. Learn more...

Pine

Pine tree has a wide ecological amplitude - it is able to grow well in poor sand and swampy soils. The pine trees like sun and don't like if other trees are shading them. Pines give us turpentine, balsam, rosin, tar, charcoal and other products used as medicine as well as in the form of round poles, machts and building materials. Learn more...

Linden

In Latvian folk culture boys are compared with oak trees, but girls with lime trees - Linden is a female tree. Linden is a very powerful tree that gives people energy, the desire to live and fight, curing everything. Linden tea and honey is the first medicine to colds. Learn more...

Birch

In the spring, until soil is restored, birch saps juice containing sugar, extracts and minerals, especially potassium. It’s a health drink that is stored in fermented form until the summer. Our ancestors drank birch juice throughout the summer, keeping it in large oak barrels. Learn more...

Larch

Larch is a wood valued for its tough, waterproof, and durable qualities. Top quality knot-free timber is in great demand for building yachts and other small boats, for exterior cladding of buildings, and interior paneling. The timber is resistant to rot when in contact with the ground and is suitable for use as posts and in fencing. Learn more...

Black alder

Black alder is a tree species with quite an extraordinary growth requirements; it feels best in places with fertile ground running near water. Therefore, this species grows in places where many other trees doesn't grow. Black alder wood is used in furniture industry. Learn more...

Treebox

One small box with seeds of six tree varieties.
Each box contains about 250 trees. About 100 - Birch trees, 50 - Black alders, 40 - Spruce trees, 30 - Larch trees, 25 - Pines, 5 - Linden trees. Count of seeds differs based on their size. Instructions about planting trees you can find at the end of this page, just scroll down. Or just plant seeds in soil, about few millimeters deep and water them, sooner or later trees will sprout out. :)
Tree Box - Whole forest in your pocket.

7.99

Ask the forest ...

If you have any questions about product, want to make custom package or change seeds, fill this form or just send email to info@treebox.eu

How to plant

You will need: 
Container/s.
Some compost.
Labels, if you want to mark your seeds.

These seeds can be planted straight away in a suitable container. This could be a small plant pot or milk carton for example. Make sure the container has holes in the bottom for drainage. Fill container with a mixture of peat free compost and sharp sand (for drainage). Make sure the compost is firmed down.  

Depth of seeding

Depth of seeding depends on the size of the seeds and the soil. Normal depth equals three or four times the seed thickness. Very small seeds (birch, black alder) are planted 1...3 mm or just carefully pressed against the soil. For small deciduous seeds the depth of application is 5…10 mm, for coniferous seeds (pine, spruce, larch) 10… 20 mm, and for coarse seeds (oak, cedar, linden) 20… 40 mm. If soil moisture can be provided by watering - sow shallower. Under the same soil conditions, larch can be seed ~ 10mm, spruce must be deper 10…15 mm and pine seeds 15-30 mm are planted deepest. Larch seedlings have very detailed germination, which makes them slow and difficult to overcome the resistance of the soil. Spruce seed germination energy, on the other hand, is weaker than pine, resulting in a shallower depth. In heavier soil seeds should be sown shallower than in sandy soil. Shallow depths should be chosen because oxygen flow is difficult, germs are fragile and difficult to penetrate through the soil.

The best time to sow your seeds

The best time to sow your seeds is in autumn, this way it will be as in nature.. seeds fall from trees, live through winter and start to grow in spring. So… The pots with seeds can be left outside over the autumn and winter. You’ll need to ensure the seeds don’t get eaten by mice, birds or squirrels! Also keep away from harsh frosts, wind and strong sun. A shady spot against a house wall is ideal. Write out a label and put in the pot too so you don’t forget what you’ve sown!

If you want to sow your seeds in spring

If you want to sow your seeds in spring, its also ok, but for bigger seeds (linden) stratification is needed.. Seed stratification means - interrupting the seed dormancy period to increase germination energy. If large seeds (cedar pine, ash, linden, maple, beech, hazelnut) are sown without such preparation, they germinate after several months and germinate slowly. At home, stratification is most easily done by mixing the seeds with moist coarse sand and placing them in a wooden box. The box must be perforated for good aeration. Keep the seeds in the refrigerator at ~5°C for 1..2 months so that the seeds "think" it’s winter passing by. :) You can sow them without this proces but it will take a little longer for them to sprout.

When the seeds have germinated

When the seeds have germinated in the spring ensure the compost doesn’t dry out too much but at the same time don’t allow it to get too wet. If there are too much of young seedlings you can thin out any weaker ones growing in one pot.
When the seedlings have grown into small trees, about 20 – 40 cm tall, they will be ready for planting out. They need to be planted in a suitable location that will allow the trees to grow to their full size so choose the location accordingly and ensure you have the landowner’s permission.

Trees will grow well 

Small trees will grow well when they are transplanted at a young age. Just ensure they have a weed free area around the base. Using some form of mulch around the tree will help to suppress weeds and retains moisture within the soil. In some locations, primarily rural ones, it may be necessary to use trees guards to protect against rabbits, beavers or deer.

If you don’t have a suitable place to plant your trees, how about offering them to your friends?

Or just ...

... next fall, scatter those seeds in the wind out in the woods. They will know by themselves when it's best to grow. (ask the owner of the forest before)