Tuesday, 1 December 2015

National Tree Week

autumnal hornbeam at Bog's Bridge, Colinton Dell, Water of Leith   

Organised by the Tree Council, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration! Every year since 1975, it has launched the winter tree planting season.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the beauty of trees and to plant trees either in your garden or in the local area, by joining up with other people in your community! 

Edinburgh is a very green city, with lots of places to enjoy trees, including Colinton Dell, Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Hermitage of Braid and Cammo Estate. Just outside Edinburgh we have Dalkeith Country Park (with it's amazing ancient oak woodland) and Calder Wood. I feel very lucky to be so close to so many woodland areas!
If you're looking for a Tree Week event in your area, please check out the Tree Council's Near You map.

Founded as the national tree planting campaign, the Tree Council  has become a major UK charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment.

The Woodland Trust is also celebrating National Tree Week! The Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity and the leading voice for woods and trees. They are committed to protecting, restoring and creating woodland across the UK. 


eileeninmd said...

What a great celebration and reason to plant new trees. It is great to have so many woodland areas. Thanks for sharing the info on this campaign. Have a happy day!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful reason to plant a tree. I have several trees I need to get transplanted before the Kentucky weather gets too bad. Thanks for sharing!

RG said...

By golly every day should be tree day!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

... and this is so important for us all but especially for the coming generations.

All the best Jan

Geraldine said...

Trees are definitely something to celebrate, for so many reasons. So important that they are taken care of too, for now and into the future.