Green­in­ten­tion­sas school­stake­abough

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY JAMES WYLLIE

Thou­sands of free tree saplings are mak­ing their way to schools and com­mu­nity groups across Scot­land.

The Wood­land Trust is send­ing more than 500,000 from the Alba nurs­ery out­side Ed­in­burgh.

Re­cip­i­ents in­clude schools, scout and girlguiding groups, parks, the Com­mu­nity Grow­ing Project in Mac­duff and Cruden Wood­land Re­gen­er­a­tion.

Saplings have also been sent to the north­ern isles with Orkney Al­co­hol Coun­selling and Ad­vi­sory Ser­vice and Whal­say School eco group in Shet­land among the groups ben­e­fit­ing.

John Tucker from the trust said: “Peo­ple tell us they’re plant­ing to en­cour­age wildlife, to com­bat cli­mate change, pre­vent flood­ing and im­prove health and well­be­ing.”

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