We still have 400 trees to plant this November, so please come along to help us on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 10am and 3pm!
***We appreciate the ongoing support from Harviestoun Estate with our community tree planting. They are once again providing the location and carrying out all the preparation***
You can choose how you would like to support us:
Option 1: buy some trees (saplings) and we will plant them for you
Option 2: buy some trees and come and help us plant them
Option 3: just come and help us plant the trees
You can buy 5 Saplings for £10, or 12 for £20. This is to cover the costs of guards, stakes and associated equipment. Any surplus from sales will be put back into a fund for future planting.
The various ticket types are designed to give us information on what you would like to do:
1. Buy 5 or 12 saplings and help plant during the weekend i.e. you are buying the saplings AND coming to plant them with us during the weekend
2. Buy 5 or 12 saplings (no planting) i.e. you are buying the saplings but don’t want to/are not able to come to help plant them.
3. Volunteer to help planting on Saturday/Sunday i.e. you don’t want to / are not able to buy trees but are willing to come and help the Trust plant them.
The planting location is at the north east corner of the old golf course. There will be signs showing the way. Start from the golf course car park, and follow the gravel path up to the old second green, continue to walk up the hill, keeping the trees on your right.
Book your place/buy tickets:
Thanks to our funders the Woodland Trust for supporting this initiative
Our tree planting activity in 2020
In 2020 we planted over 1800, just short of our target of 2000. This was despite the many restrictions we all faced as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
We planted many varieties, including sessile oak, pedunculate oak, Aspen, silver birch, dowry birch, wild cherry, Rowan, grey willow, goat willow, field maple, hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, dogwood, and crab apple.
We planted in two locations; in March we planted in the vicinity of Haugh Farm, south of Dollar, and in November we planted on the 13th green of the old Dollar Golf Course. WE would like to thank Harviestoun Estate for providing us with the land to plant and for preparing the ground.
In November we trialed an innovative planting technique from Japan, called Miyawaki. It is dense planting, with 3 trees per square metre. The ground was fully prepared and composted before planting, and the trees were covered in straw and volcanic ash once in the ground. Evidence shows it increases both biodiversity and speed of tree growth.
Watch our short video below: