Tree planting volunteer sessions

There are several opportunities for tree planting coming up over the next few weeks – join the Arran Rangers for woodland planting in Glen Rosa or the Arran Pioneer Project planting trees in their community fields and gardens:

Help bring native woodland back to Glen Rosa!

Join tree planting days on Wednesdays 2nd and 9th February. To find out more and to register, please follow the event link here

With the help of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds as well as contractors, we are planting about 40,000 native trees in Glen Rosa. The trees will significantly increase biodiversity in the glen, recreating some of the woodland that once covered its slopes and has been lost through hundreds of years of overgrazing.

A good level of fitness and surefootedness is required – the day involves a ca. 35min walk-in up the glen, then another 200m or so off-path steeply up a slope across very rough terrain to our planting site, carrying in trees and spades.
Limited numbers; registration essential.

For more information, please tel. us on 01770 302462.

And plant trees with the Arran Pioneer Project!

In the last issue of the Voice we reported on the Pioneer Project’s new year plans for tree planting:

“We are receiving 950 trees which will be planted in Brodick, Lamlash, Kilpatrick, Lochranza, and Pirnmill. The trees will help increase biodiversity, provide shelter and build natural green spaces. You can find out about the varieties of tree we are planting in the following document: Tree Planting January 2022

The trees have now arrived and planting started on Sunday 30th January in the Cordon field, Lamlash. Keep an eye out for volunteer tree planting sessions at PP sites across the island on the facebook page – happening from February onwards.

Trees ready for planting, Pioneer Project