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 I lost a lot more trees that I was expecting over the year.  The sycamore seeds rotted and many of the plants dried out and failed - that's okay, I got enough grief for planting sycamore anyway. ​ I kept much of the willow in buckets in water for too long, so they seemed to be fine but didn't regrow this year.  None of my huge trayfulls of alder or silver birch germinated and the birds ate most of my early hazel (I've ordered more alder from [[https://​www.treebombs.co.uk/​|Treebombs]]). ​ I generminated my walnut inside over winter and that was too early, they'​ve dropped leaves and I've counted them out. I lost a lot more trees that I was expecting over the year.  The sycamore seeds rotted and many of the plants dried out and failed - that's okay, I got enough grief for planting sycamore anyway. ​ I kept much of the willow in buckets in water for too long, so they seemed to be fine but didn't regrow this year.  None of my huge trayfulls of alder or silver birch germinated and the birds ate most of my early hazel (I've ordered more alder from [[https://​www.treebombs.co.uk/​|Treebombs]]). ​ I generminated my walnut inside over winter and that was too early, they'​ve dropped leaves and I've counted them out.
  
-Optimistically I have about 600 trees, I certainly hadn't really appreciated how hard plainting 2000 trees actually is.  I've now got a much better idea: there are about 2000 working hours in a year, so if I could plant a tree and look after it in just six minutes a year then it would be a hobby, under an hour a day every day.  Six minutes a tree seems impossibly low for me and if it was an hour a year then it's a full time job for the next 10 years, never mind the issue of planting land.  Luckily I don't mind cheating to achieve my objectives, hopefully the wonderful [[https://​treesforlife.org.uk/​|Trees for Life]] have planted many thousands for me, and this year I plan to donate many thousands more to [[https://​trees.org/​|Trees for the Future]].+Optimistically I have about 700 trees, I certainly hadn't really appreciated how hard plainting 2000 trees actually is.  I've now got a much better idea: there are about 2000 working hours in a year, so if I could plant a tree and look after it in just six minutes a year then it would be a hobby, under an hour a day every day.  Six minutes a tree seems impossibly low for me and if it was an hour a year then it's a full time job for the next 10 years, never mind the issue of planting land.  Luckily I don't mind cheating to achieve my objectives, hopefully the wonderful [[https://​treesforlife.org.uk/​|Trees for Life]] have planted many thousands for me, and this year I plan to donate many thousands more to [[https://​trees.org/​|Trees for the Future]].
  
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