Over 4,000 trees planted at Kinclaven Bluebell Wood
From 5-9 November 2019 we hosted a week of tree planting opportunities for the community around Kinclaven Bluebell Wood. Over the week we managed to plant 4,390 trees. The trees were planted in a field to the south of the existing ancient woodland which will expand the habitat and provide a buffer.
From the Tuesday to Friday we had eight local primary schools, totalling 178 pupils, join us to plant trees followed by an outdoor learning session. They discovered the value of trees and the wildlife they support in a fun interactive way.
“Just to say thank you for a fantastic morning – children loved their day in the woods and so did the staff!” Newhill Primary School, Blairgowrie
A small but determined band of volunteers from Nationwide, one of our corporate partners, also came out to lend a hand and managed planted around 280 trees in one day.
The community planting day took place on the Saturday where 94 members of the public came out to lend a hand. The event ran like clockwork and this was down to the help of the Woodland Working Group. Over 15 volunteers helped: marshal the car park, give planting demonstrations, planted trees, boosted moral and helped with set-up and take-down. That day we planted 3,500 trees! I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped out.
Next up we have ‘The Big Climate Fightback’ at Kinclaven on 30 November, 10am-12noon. Again it will be all hands on deck as we have 170 people booked to come along!