Trees and Woodlands – and an MSP

Back in late 2019, we were delighted to host Mairi Gougeon MSP at Achray Farm as part of the launch of the National Park Trees and Woodlands Strategy.

Also in attendance were James Stuart & Simon Jones (Convener and Conservation Director at the park authority) and Cameron Maxwell, Conservator at Scottish Forestry.

Herald Scotland and Stirling Observer Press coverage

We were blessed with a beautiful crisp day with blue skies that made for some great photographs, picked up by local and national press.

Our tiny hedging whips that were planted back in early 2018 (see blog) are just outgrowing their stakes now. Our healthy array of hazel, blackthorn, rose, hawthorn and crab apple will act as a windbreak for the fruit trees and bushes below and also provide a sustainable source of food (tree-hay) for the goats in the winter to help limit our imports.

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