New trees for Princes Street Gardens

OVER 50 new trees have been planted in Edinburgh’s iconic public park, Princes Street Gardens.

It follows a £5,000 donation from the operators of a music festival, Fly Open Air, in the western gardens – held two years ago – matched by a scheme to have one million trees in the city by 2030.

Says an announcement from the local authority, here: “In 2021, Edinburgh officially launched its ambitious target to become a Million Tree City by 2030 (as noted, here) as part of its commitment to be ‘net zero’ by the end of the decade.

“The Edinburgh Million Tree Forum is made up of representatives from relevant council services, the Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, the Woodland Trust and partners who are all working together on an updated vision for trees in Edinburgh and to find ways of planting more trees, more quickly.”

Picture credit: West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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