I Need to Learn How to Harvest Teak Tree Seeds?


Gadget

I Need to Learn How to Harvest Teak Tree Seeds?


Bob the Squid

This book has some specifics: https://books.google.com/books?id=GTDv0HtLl2kCandpg=PA10andlpg=PA10anddq=teak+seeds+collectionandsource=blandots=2ngS4AupKfandsig=9GMHgVs-xfh5oElG5ycGqe0T70Yandhl=enandsa=Xandved=0CBwQ6AEwADgUahUKEwiswMi7tvjHAhXVW4gKHeQgB7M#v=onepage


Michael1

The link below is to a complete 100 page book on "Managing smallholder teak plantations - Field guide for farmers". It includes good info on seed collection and germination. To answer your question, one harvests teak seed either directly from the seed pods, or by placing a tarp under the tree and shaking the branches to release the seeds to drop on the tarp. You should harvest only from straight-trunked, healthy trees. You should harvest from as many trees as possible in order to broaden the genetic diversity. Do not place the seeds in plastic bags until they are fully dried. Lay seeds in a flat area in the sun and dry for 1-2 days. Clean the seeds after drying by removing the seed coats. Dried, cleaned seeds may be stored in a sealed, airtight container, preferably in an air conditioned environment, for up to two years before planting.

http://www.cifor.org/publications/pdf_files/Books/BCIFOR1101.pdf


Gadget

Michael, great, perfect, you are wonderful, my brain is hot, and going to mush working on this Teak tree project. To be a good person, to look at myself in the mirror, I need to plant teak and mahogany trees here in Togo. So I want to stockpile, and collect as many seeds as possible here in the next 30 days, as cheaply as possible. Then, I will try to find a way to distribute them out into the bush, or areas where the trees have been stripped.There is no shortage of Teak here, probably too much Teak in Togo, but for me, I admit, I need a small plane, and a lot of money to fly it for 3 days to know for sure. It is easy to plant Teak along side the road, but into the bush, it is a problem. I am going to search for Mahogany and Ebony seeds also.


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