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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Link doesn't work for me :(


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  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Here's the press release

"The Woodland Trust Scotland has increased the support it offers to landowners, smallholders and farmers who want to plant trees, with funding available for a wide range of schemes including hedgerows.

As well as providing support to create new areas of native woodland the charity can now offer assistance to those who wish to plant hedgerows to connect existing woods.

Andrew Campbell, head of woodland creation at the Woodland Trust Scotland, said: "Just four per cent of Scotland is covered by native woodland. We want to work towards doubling this by working with landowners to plant trees in a way that works for them.

"Because there’s some uncertainty over the availability of funding for tree planting through the SRDP we’re putting more of our own resources and energy into helping people to create woods and hedges.

“Planting trees doesn’t have to involve losing productive land – we can help people plant blocks of woodland, hedges connecting existing woodland, cover strips, or shelterbelts. Trees offer a wide range of natural benefits including habitat for wildlife, a source of sustainable fuel, natural fencing and shelter for livestock.”

Landowners interested in planting will receive free advice including a site assessment from an expert who will help design the planting project. The Woodland Trust Scotland can fund up to 60 per cent of the cost of trees and protection such as guards at densities of up to 1600 trees per hectare.

For free advice on creating new native woodland is available from the Woodland Trust Scotland by calling 01738 635544, or email"


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Thanks for this Rosemary

I was planning to plant more trees and instate some hedging too, so a bit of (financial) help would be excellent!


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We emailed them last week but as yet have heard nothing,perhaps they are really busy


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They did reply, some mix up with phone number. Now have 1000 or so bushes and trees coming soon probably when I'm away and Mary can plant the lot


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I got excited about this when I found out they were offering help for planting hedgerows as I plan to hedge in my two acres but we wouldn't be connecting any woodland so won't qualify :(


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Thanks for this, hope I'm not too  late in the season but even a site visit and a plan would be good!  Fife Council stripped the roadside last summer and left me with barely any windbreak or shelter along the  length of my land, not to mention they left the ditch uncleared and it floods both the road and my field at the far end so I want to put in something willow or similar along my side of the ditch.  AND my neighbour runs 2 wee ponies beside my stallion paddock that race up and down calling him whether in season or not, so tho he's well behaved, he's run up with tension sometimes, and I want to make a visual barrier, windbreak and fenced gap there too.  A site visit would get me going, I nearly drove up to Glenisla to buy a couple hundred bareroots last month but with car issues and no real plan I was sure I'd end up with entirely the wrong things and no planting as I couldn't manage the fencing/protection..

Woohoo, I'm off to do an email right now!
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Plants arrived yesterday all look healthy plug plants started planting this morning only 900 to go


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Re: Support for Scottish smallholders etc from The Woodland Trust Scotland
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 04:50:19 pm »
No reply as yet, think it might be too late soon :(
Barleyfields Smallholding & Kirkcarrion Highland Ponies
Ellie Douglas Therapist


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