Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Centenary Woodland Project

420 assorted saplings
The latest batch of trees have arrived for the weekend's planting event - 420 mixed hazel, blackthorn (sloe), crab apple, dog rose and elder.



2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and, as part of The Woodland Trust World War I centenary woodland project, Frugaldom is taking part in this once-in-a-generation tribute for those who lived and served, by creating a growing legacy that will hopefully stand tall for centuries to come. We hope to have the woodland planting well under way for the 11th of November, Remembrance Day.

These trees will make up the first stage of our new harvest woodland, which should provide a great future foraging area for all concerned. Adjacent to this woodland, is what we plan on having as our wild flower meadow, which includes poppies. If you find yourself with any spare wild flower seeds, we can happily give them a good home. (Details for posting can be found on the 'Contact' page of  www.scottishmultimedia.co.uk website.)

We have issued an open invitation to anyone with an interest in such projects to join us on Saturday  8th November or Sunday 9th November between the hours of 11am and 3.30pm to help plant our tiny trees. We will be meeting on site, where there are no amenities, so please come prepared. There is some parking available at the road end or along the track at the barnyard.

 

If you choose to stay the weekend, adequate camping facilities can be found nearby at Balloch O' Dee campsite or else 3 Lochs Holiday Park, both of which are within about a mile of the Frugaldom site.

The Woodland Trust has provided full instructions, tree protectors and canes for securing the saplings. The Trust is working with lead partner Sainsbury's, along with the Army Cadet Force, Combined Cadet Force and Air Cadets, to create these special Centenary Woods. By providing 3,000,000 free trees for planting on locations throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, it is hopes we will all have access to these living memorials to the Great War.

Get in contact via www.frugaldom.com if you would like to come along and take part in our event.

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