Burying Beetles like to recycle too

Burying beetles are probably not everyone’s cup of tea but if you are now intrigued then do read on. Burying beetles comprise a whole family of beetles called the Silphidae, many of them associated with carrion which means they are important decomposers and recyclers.  They are known as the undertakers of the animal world and without them we would be up …

Oak

Oak (Quercus robor and Q. petrea; Dair or Darroch in Gaelic) Oaks are possibly the best known and most readily identified Scottish tree. Their long leaves with sinuously curved lobes are like no others and their cupped acorns or hard round ‘oak apples’ (galls caused by an insect) often become playthings for young children. The true native of Scotland is …

South Scotland Tree Planting Grant

Media Release8 April 2021 New Tree-Planting Initiative Takes Root in South of Scotland Landscape Community Groups and Landowners Urged to apply for Funding Communities and wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are set to benefit from the planting of up to 10,000 new landscape trees over the next 12 months thanks to a new South of Scotland …

Tree Planting Guide

Here are a few tips to help you plant your 25th Birthday trees – your trees have specific preferences on the type of area they like to live in.  Rowan, oak, birch and crab apple prefer dry ground, hazel likes damp ground, willow does well in wet ground. Oaks need a significant amount of space and full light in order …