Tree Planting by the Lade
Greenbelt assisted the local Perth charities Trellis and Tulloch NET in their tree and shrub planting venture by the Lade (the area behind Sandeman Court with the path to Dunkeld Road), in November last year.
Alex Middleton, Greenbelt's Managing Director, said "The involvement of Trellis, Tulloch NET, the local authority and ourselves is a great idea, and we are more than willing to give permission to plant on our land".
As a company with sites all over the UK, Greenbelt supports local communities wherever possible.
Fergus Cook, a Greenspace Ranger from Perth & Kinross Council, who masterminded the event, said "The Lade walkway is an important part of the daily lives of many people in the area. Having seen a kingfisher, waxwings and long-tailed tits there myself in the last week, I can vouch for the fact that it is an important wildlife corridor. For the residents who walk and the birds that flit along The Lade, it is an important part of the world. The trees and shrubs planted with Greenbelt Group's help is a step towards making a good place truly wonderful."
"I welcome opportunities such as this which will bring a positive benefit to many people", Mr Middleton added, "and it is good to see the schools involved, too".
"Tulloch NET is a Christian charity with the motto of "Practical help and spiritual support for Tulloch Park folk as part of that involves in social action programme", said its leader, Richard Higginbottom. This project is Tulloch Lade 800, and is taking place during 2010 and 2011. The Project involves planting an orchard, a biodiversity meadow, trees, hedges along the Lade to encourage wildlife habitat. It also will have special events and litter clear up. All involve local volunteers, adults and children, including Pupils from Tulloch Primary School and Perth Grammar School (including special needs).
Greenbelt is the UK's leading landowning & management company, based in Glasgow. It has over 33,000 customers throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.