Rowan trees

Rowan trees are easily identified in autumn by their distinctive bright red or orange berries.  Rowans are not large trees – usually they are between 4 and 12 meters tall and can live up to 200 years. Although not related to ash, they look similar and grow in upland areas, so are sometimes called mountain ash.  The berries of rowan …

Tree of the Year

Creating a symbol of hope – During the fundraising campaign for the purchase of Carrifran, Philip, Myrtle and the other fundraisers in The Wildwood Group, created and distributed about 100k copies of a brochure, with the slogan “Where one tree survives…. a million trees will grow”, laid over an eye-catching photo of a single rowan tree, surviving on a small …

Borders Tree Planting Grant

Would you like support to plant trees on your land or in your local area? The Borders Tree Planting Grant offers individuals, community groups and organisations free advice and up to £1000 for small scale tree planting projects that will benefit wildlife, landscapes and people.   People apply for Borders Tree Planting Grants (BTPG) for a variety of reasons.  Below, 3 …

Tree Tubes – a discussion

Plastic Free Forests – by Nicky Hume According to legend, Sir Ewan of Lochiel shot the last wolf in Scotland in 1680. At the time it was considered a heroic act, saving livestock and people from these ferocious beasts. There are many foresters today, however, who wish that Sir Ewan, along with countless others, had missed… A long history of predator persecution and …