Following a survey in the summer we have decided to put in 5,000 trees in Tweedhope. These are to replace any trees that have struggled to grow or have died. We have gone for a mix of Sessile Oak, Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Alder, Goat Willow, Grey Willow and Rowan and most of these will be planted out within the next few months by a contractor.
We have also set aside 300 oaks for our new Corehead volunteer team to plant. We are focusing our efforts on one of the lower slopes in Tweedhope. This is a great spot for oaks as indicated by the large amount of bracken! As an indicator of good soil, it seems like a good place to start.
Some of the team were out yesterday marking out the trees to be replaced. We were looking for any that had died or had struggled to compete with surrounding vegetation.
We took the tubes off and replaced them at an angle. It only took us a few hours to find 300 and for our next volunteer day (weather permitting as always) we'll head out and plant!
|Angled tubes a the top of the picture|