Tree planting project for Perthshire

SOME 2,000 tree saplings and shrubs have been planted in a Perthshire glen, to revive its river and its associated habitats and to benefit the wider landscape.

Funded by a £16,000 grant from the rail infrastructure agency, Network Rail, the planting took place on the Danny Burn, a tributary of the Allan Water, south of the A9 road.

The planting was undertaken by volunteers organised by the conservation charity, The Tree Council.

Says a Network Rail announcement, here: “Not only did this project represent an excellent opportunity to plant native trees and shrubs with local people, planting native trees and shrubs will also improve water quality, and offer weather resilience and climate change adaptation benefits.”

Picture credit: Network Rail