Borderers plant more than 4,000 trees

A total of 4,200 trees have been planted as part of Borders Forest Trust’s big tree giveaway, part of the group’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

By Kevin Janiak
Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:36 pm
Tree planting at Corstane Farm.
Tree planting at Corstane Farm.

The giveaway was open to residents of the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway to apply for native broadleaf trees, which included oak, birch, hazel, crab apple and most importantly rowan, to celebrate the Survivor Rowan Tree winning Tree of the Year 2020.A spokesperson for the trust said: “Applications for trees came in thick and fast with over 200 applicants requesting 4200 trees.

"Some went to individuals who wanted to plant a single tree in their garden, and some to groups.

"These trees will be a lasting legacy to the area and a fitting way to celebrate 25 years of work.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”