A week of tree planting at Bute Produce

Bute Produce's Ashfield site on the southern edge of Rothesay.
Bute Produce's Ashfield site on the southern edge of Rothesay.

Schools, community groups and individuals on Bute are being invited to help plant more than four hundred new trees at Bute Produce’s market garden in Rothesay this coming week.

Members of the public are looking forward to putting their new saplings in the ground together with Bute Produce staff as part of an event they’ve organised from March 14 to 18 to raise awareness of a wonderful donation from the Woodland Trust.

Reeni Kennedy-Boyle from Fyne Futures, said: “We are delighted to be receiving 420 mixed variety tree shrubs from the Woodland Trust.

“We would like to encourage as many individuals, families and community groups to come up to Bute Produce and get involved. The trees will form the history of the island as we watch them all grow.”

The trees, all native broadleaved species, will grow into a flourishing young wood in as little as ten years.

They have been provided by the Woodland Trust, as part of its tree pack scheme, where trees are supplied for free to groups that want to improve their neighbourhood and local environment.

Anyone who would like to come along to the planting events during the week of March 14-18 should please contact Fyne Futures on 01700 503181 or by email to admin@fynefutures.org.uk.

You are more than welcome to come to help with the planting, or to simply support those taking part on the day.