The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project

The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project has been created for pro-active citizens who are willing to grow and nurture at least 10 local trees or plants, hence the name, though members are encouraged to grow much more than just ten species. These will eventually be used for afforestation projects within the Maltese Archipelago once a suitable area is earmarked with the help of Central Government or other NGOs.

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Since its inception in May 2017, G10T has carried out a number of initiatives and projects, both alone and also in collaboration with other NGOs, Educational initiatives, Local Councils and Schools.

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Since November 2017 the ‘Grow 10 Trees’ project has planted 825 trees and shrubs (302 of them from the G10T Nursery) in different parts of the island including Majjistral Park, San Gorg Preca College and Gharghur.

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Click here to go to The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project Facebook Page

Click here to go to The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project Facebook Group

Click here to go to The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project Website

SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

Harrub

The night before sowing boil water, let cool for 2 minutes, leave seeds in it overnight. Put 1 seed per carton 2cms under the soil. Preferably mix half soil and half compost. Water regularly. It will take approx. 1 week to sprout. If you do not treat it in water overnight, it will take approx. 4 weeks to sprout.

Myrtle

Put 2 seeds per carton 2cms under the soil. Preferably mix half soil and half compost. Water regularly. It will take approx. 6 weeks to sprout.

Znuber / Gharghar

Put 1 seed per carton for znuber, 2 for gharghar 2cms under the soil. Preferably mix half soil and half compost. Water averagely before they sprout. After sprouting, limit water. If soil is dry, water until secondary leaves start growing. Keep covered from rain and keep in a well lit area with minimum humidity. It will take approx. 4 weeks to sprout.