tree planting on the canal, March 2013

We were delighted to support The Waterways Trust’s great project to plant 3000 trees along the Caledonian Canal with the help of families, schools, groups and individuals.

Two great days locally – An Cala planted around the foot of Neptune’s Staircase on 27th Feb, followed by a family day on 3rd March. If you walk along the Caol side of the canal you’ll easily spot all the trees we planted – about 200 in all so far, staked and sleeved (the rowans, oaks, hazels, willows, hawthorns and wild cherries, or just staked (Scots pine and holly). Huge thanks to everyone who turned up but especially to Stephen of the Waterways Trust for setting up and organising the project with such energy and enthusiasm.

See more photos at www.scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk