Free Tree Packs from the Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust offers free tree packs as part of their national campaign to plant hundreds of thousands of trees throughout the UK. Trees are available to order in a number of different pack sizes, up to 400 trees. Shetland Amenity Trust will help to select the right species and provide information on how to plant and take care of the saplings.
For more information or to apply for your free tree pack, contact Gordon Cumming at GordonCumming@woodlandtrust.org.uk
A project we delivered in 2022 was an outreach partnership between our cultural and natural heritage teams and pupils from the nearby Dunrossness Primary School. Over four afternoons we introduced pupils to the history of the traditional 19th century thatched crofthouse; and explained the importance of Shetland biodiversity and how we can all support it. Together we rolled up our sleeves and planted native trees (Eared Willow, Common Alder, Downy Birch) and plants (Thrift, Honeysuckle, Juniper, Orchids, Scabious, Primroses and Dog Roses) in the Peerie Garden and Lower field and created wildlife refuges for bees, birds, butterflies and bugs! Find our more about the project here - Bringing biodiversity and history into the (outdoors) classroom
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Collecting and sowing birch seed