Dundee Law tree-planting event

Dundee Law tree-planting event Image

Dundee City Council and the Friends of Dundee Law this Sunday (1st March) to plant trees on Dundee Law’s hillside.

The event is the culmination of forestry work that has been happening on The Law in recent months supported by Scottish Forestry Woodland in and Around Town Funding and Heritage Lottery Funding.

Historically, the Dundee Law was covered in woodland, which provided habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Over time the area was cleared as the city grew and kept clear by grazing sheep and cows until the 1940’s.

In the 1960’s, the Council planted a variety of trees including Scots pine, birch, hazel and cherry. These trees have grown in to be the woodland we see today.

The recent forestry work and the tree planting will add to the existing mature woodland by creating space to the current trees to grow healthily, allowing light in to areas of the woodland floor and by providing trees of different ages, all of which are good for biodiversity.

Neighbourhood Services Committee Convener Councillor Anne Rendall, said: “This is a great chance to help out the environment in the city and enhance one of Dundee’s most iconic landmarks for the future.

“Woodland so near to the heart of the city provides many benefits to the health of the city and the people who live here.”

The tree planting event will take place on Sunday 1st March at 1pm, at Dundee Law’s Old Quarry on the North side of the hill.

More information about the Friends of Dundee Law group and their upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofdundeelaw/

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