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Tree planting Nov 2017

Free Trees from Woodland Trust Scotland planted in Ardentinny

 

Members of the Ardentinny Heritage and Conservation Group have planted saplings at the Village Hall and Coronation Wood as part of a mass countrywide tree planting organised by the Woodland Trust with support from Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY, players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and Yorkshire Tea.

Seven volunteers planted 30 trees including Crab Apple, Hazel and Hawthorn.  The trees were planted to enhance the areas and provide food for wildlife for many years to come. 

The volunteers met on a lovely sunny November morning to plant the trees and were rewarded with hot soup and cake sitting under the more mature trees in Coronation Wood.  Thanks go to the band of volunteer planters and the Woodland Trust Scotland for the free trees.

Over half a million native trees from the Alba nursery outside Edinburgh have been distributed throughout the UK this month – including 54,300 to Scottish Schools and community groups.  The Woodland Trust’s single biggest distribution of free trees.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said “We are delighted our players are backing the mass planting around the country, which does much to enrich the environment and brings communities together to do something wonderful.”

Laura Burton, Senior Brand Manager at Yorkshire Tea, said: “Yorkshire Tea has a passion for trees which spans 25 years, which is why we have a five year Yorkshire Tree pledge in place to plant one million trees in the UK and Kenya.  We’re thrilled about the great work happening in Scotland and the proper benefits the local community will receive, from improved communal spaces to the environmental advantages.”

 

The photo shows some of the volunteers ready for action with spades and saplings at the Ardentinny village hall car park.

 

Quotes and statistics were provided by the Woodland Trust PR and Communications Officer  GeorgeAnderson@woodlandtrust.org.uk

 

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