Smashing through Scotland’s ancient tree recording targets
One of the ways we celebrated National Volunteers’ Week in Scotland was a mammoth ancient tree recording day at the beautiful Drummond Castle Gardens near Comrie in Perthshire. 22 of us, including 19 registered Woodland Trust volunteers, recorded over 450 trees! We recorded over a mile of incredible tree avenues, including the spectacular main entrance avenue of beech, and others of oak, lime, horse chestnut, sweet chestnut, noble fir and giant sequoias. This means we have smashed our target of recording 1,000 avenue trees in Scotland this year!
Of course tree recording is hard work, so we fuelled ourselves with an amazing picnic provided by Comrie Croft, made using produce from their kitchen garden, and including fresh cream scones and the best cakes.
The hardy bunch kept on going all day, through hot sun, humidity and a dramatic thunderstorm!
Now that the Ancient Tree Inventory website is back up and running, if you are feeling inspired you can all start recording ancient trees for yourselves.