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Gary Innes plants 10,000th native tree in Glen Nevis

7th December 2018

Thursday 6 December saw the 10,000th native tree from the Nevis Landscape Partnership’s Future Forests project planted in Glen Nevis by well-known musician and radio presenter Gary Innes. 

Gary Innes braves the muddy conditions to plant the 10,000th native tree up Glen Nevis

Gary had his accordion on standby but in true Lochaber style, the weather did now allow for a musical interlude!

Despite the rain, he was undeterred and happy to get a bit muddy for the tree-planting cause.

Beginning in 2014, the Future Forests project started the process of restoring the native woodland in Glen Nevis. Key to the success of the project was bringing together the local community, enabling them to get hands on in the whole process from propagating trees from to planting them out in the Glen. We still have 3,500 scots pine saplings left to plant and enough seed for 175,000 trees in storage.

Tiny scots pine saplings ready to join 10,000 other new native trees planted in Glen Nevis.

The Nevis Partnership hopes that future work on native forest regeneration in Glen Nevis will be supported by the new Sponsor a Tree fundraising campaign.

Donations to the Sponsor a Tree campaign will go towards tree-planting, exclosure fencing, tools, materials and education days for school students and volunteers.

As well as growing our future forests, the Nevis Partnership will continue to work to enhance habitats for native wildlife and maintain paths to provide sustainable access to this unique environment.

Visit the Nevis Partnership website to find out more about the great work that they are doing and find out how you can get involved to help.

The Nevis Partnership would like to thank the programme funders, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage, and landowners Jahama Highland Estates.

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