Plant a Tree at Linn Park - Sunday 27th March 2011

Sunday 27th March saw the start of Friends of Linn Park’s (FOLP) programme of activities to improve Linn Park and make it attractive and pleasant for users. Some 300 small trees were planted on the lower part of the hill below the Simmshill Entrance, and a clean-up of litter along Old Castle Road along Netherlee Road .... See what they found ....

Helpers met at 11am at the former Equestrian Centre in the park and worked will carry on from then until 3pm. 

The FOLP activities are part of RHS Britain in Bloom and RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood campaigns, supported by Anglian Homes, whose aim is to double native trees and woods in the UK.

Soup, tea and coffee was provided by the Treasurer to the hard-working volunteers, with tools and equipment supplied by Glasgow City Council.
RHS Britain in Bloom has teamed up with the Woodlands Trust to provide free tree saplings for planting by communities throughout the UK. Both the RHS and the Woodlands Trust are supporting the United Nation’s 2011 International Year of Forests to raise awareness of conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to recognise the benefits trees bring to our wildlife and communities.
Stephanie Eynon, Community Horticultural Manager, RHS, said, “RHS Britain in Bloom" and RHS "It’s Your Neighbourhood" enable people to join together to improve their local communities and restore civic pride through long-term, sustainable projects which are also beneficial for wildlife. We are delighted to be partnering with the Woodland Trust in order to focus 2011’s launch on trees.”

You may wish to find out more about "Bio Diversity" from Scottish Natural Heritage .