Roots of Arran volunteer day

Roots of Arran Community Woodland Volunteer Day – Sunday 8th October!

Meet at the viewpoint car park between Brodick and Lamlash at 10.30am.

We will be collecting tree seeds for propagating at home, such as acorns, so please bring any spare garden pots.

Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult and suitable clothing should be worn for the weather!

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Roots of Arran volunteers meet on the second Sunday of the month (10.30am at the Viewpoint car park between Brodick and Lamlash) to carry out conservation work in their 30 hectare woodland just outside of Brodick. Tasks include footpath creation and maintenance, tree-planting and management, as well as rhody clearance.

Roots of Arran Community Woodland was formed in 2002 and has since planted up this large clear-fell site known as Fairy Glen or Lag a Bheith, with many young trees which include Beech, Hazel, Willow, Oak, Alder, Blackthorn and even fruit trees in a specially enclosed orchard area. This is in order to regenerate the woodland for locals and visitors to enjoy and increase the island’s biodiversity.

Acorns. Image at Editor77/

Featured image shows a path through the Community woodland. Credit: Roots of Arran.