Community woodland gets off to a flyer

A COMMUNITY woodland in the north of Scotland has seen a quarter of its planting target of 7,200 trees already achieved.

During the weekend, over 30 volunteers together planted 1,750 saplings – including oak, sessile oak, rowan, aspen and silver birch – in a community woodland for the town of Dingwall.

While many of the volunteers were from the town itself, others had travelled a fair distance, including from Inverness and Fortrose.

Further weekend planting sessions are scheduled for the 21st, 27th and 28th of this month, and the 4th, 10th, 11th, 18th, 24th and 25th of next month.

Picture credit: Paul Atherton, Dingwall Community Woodland steering group