Tree-mendous Success!

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National Tree Week has been being marked in Dundee with a tree planting afternoon at the Law.

Representatives from Dundee City Council, the Friends of The Law and the Trees and Woodland in Greenspace (TWIG) project were joined by volunteers to help in the winter planting season.

Depute neighbourhood services convener and tree champion for Dundee City Council, Anne Rendall said: โ€œIt is great to see people helping to add some more habitat to this iconic landmark and learn a bit more about the nature on our doorstep.

โ€œNot only are people helping us to enhance the natural heritage of the hill, but it is a chance for some fresh air, fun and exercise.

โ€œWe are very proud of our green spaces and parks in Dundee and tree planting is ongoing across the city as an investment for the future.

โ€œIn the last year, we have planted thousands of new trees, which will help in the cityโ€™s sustainability drive. Trees do an amazing job of capturing carbon and the planting we do now will help to secure our future environment for the generations to come.โ€

โ€œOur own 180 year-old Camperdown Elm was recently shortlisted for the Woodland Trustโ€™s public vote for Scotlandโ€™s tree of the year competition recently. We were awarded a runners-up place but a big bonus I hope will be the raised awareness of this heritage tree and the others we have in Camperdown Park in our tree collection there.

โ€œI would encourage everyone to go and have a walk amongst the mature redwoods, beeches and oaks there.โ€

Dundee City Council has planted nearly 10,000 trees across the city in the last 18 months.

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