Community Planting of 842 Trees & Shrubs

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Bamff hosted a community tree planting event over the weekend of 21/22 November 2020, organised by Iain Moss of The Woodland Trust, and Cathy Scott and Kevin Coe from Alyth Development Trust.

Around 60 people in time slots through the weekend came to volunteer, mostly from local towns and villages. 842 trees and shrubs were planted: oak, rowan, hazel, hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, dog rose and crab apple (plus two kind gifts – a child of the Fortingall Yew and a cutting from the Carnoustie Dibble Tree).

Most were planted in the tree enclosures constructed earlier this year from where they can become a seed source for the surrounding ground. The fields containing these will be released from mainstream agriculture in December 2020.