29 Nov 2019
TREE PLANTING AT GREAT GLEN HALL
To build a sustainable community, we know it’s about more than just building new homes. It is also about creating wonderful surroundings.
That’s why, this weekend, we are supporting Dunain Community Woods as they welcome over 60 volunteers to the Children’s Future Forest next to our Great Glen View development in Inverness.
The land near Great Glen View is allocated for tree planting so that residents and future generations can enjoy the woodland and make the most of what’s on their doorstep.
Dunain Community Woods, the community group that manages the woodlands, is organising the tree planting event and we are proud to support their event with some volunteers, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and tray bakes for the workers, and even an all-important portaloo!
Jacqui McPherson, sales manager for North Scotland, said: “The Dunain Community Woods team has created a fabulous way to involve the local community in the woodlands. We very much welcome the tree planting at Children’s Future Forest and look forward to a great day with the team and volunteers.”
The community woodland group coordinates the activity and manages the woods for the benefit of the local community - in particular, for education, training and recreation, providing open access for members of the local community.
This Dunain Community Woods group has been inundated with offers of help from volunteers, which is fantastic as there are over 400 saplings to plant in just one day. It’s easy to understand why so many have volunteered as it’s a wonderful opportunity for all the family to get out in the winter air and get involved with a local community project.
The Woodland Trust has kindly supplied Wildlife Tree Packs containing a mixture of native species, ensuring the trees that will be planted will also provide food for wildlife, helping to create another sustainable community.
Emma Blain from Dunain Community Woods said: “We have been thrilled with the level of interest from volunteers and its set to be a great day on Sunday. Green-fingered volunteers will even have the opportunity to personalise the tree protectors so little ones can return to the forest to see their sapling grow in the months ahead.
“We would encourage all our volunteers to wrap up warm and, if you have them, bring tools and gloves, although that’s not essential as there will be some available.
“The Children’s Future Forest is a space for everyone to enjoy and once these saplings are planted we hope more people will enjoy the area for a walk, or just to experience the fresh air, open space and wildlife.”
Robertson Homes is proud to partner on this event and we look forward to welcoming everyone this Sunday (1st December) from 11 am.
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