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Other woodland areas


A community woodland was planted from 2001 onwards, along the west and north shores of the Loch of Clickimin in Lerwick. This again features native trees, predominantly birch of Icelandic origin, alder and Shetland native willow.


Originally an experimental shelterbelt first planted in 1953 with Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine, the site began to suffer progressive windblow in the 1980s. The Trust has cleared most of this, and planted extensions on either sided in 1995-6, composed of a mixture of broadleaves in a matrix of conifer ‘nurse’ species. These have grown so well that some judicious thinning out is required. 

Plantation at Sullom