Time to make like a tree and ‘leaf’ for Balister Park

Pupils from Carlogie, Burnside and Woodlands Primary Schools gathered at Ballister Park to help plant new trees.
Pupils from Carlogie, Burnside and Woodlands Primary Schools gathered at Ballister Park to help plant new trees.

A Carnoustie eco group has joined forces with schoolchildren to beautify the town and create a lasting legacy for the centenary of World War One.

On Tuesday morning Colourful Carnoustie and representatives of Carnoustie primary schools met at Balister Park, Westhaven, to plant 90 trees donated by the Woodland Trust.

The P6 pupils from Burnside, Carlogie and Woodlands, helped to plant the rowan, silver birch, hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel trees.

These trees will encourage wildlife habitat such as butterflies, dragonflies, moths, spiders, mammals, birds, mice, reptiles, wildflowers, fungi and ferns among others which all help to enrich the environment.

Ed Oswald from Colourful Carnoustie said: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war and the Woodlands Trust, to commemorate the occasion, encouraged organisations to take part in once in a generation tribute to all who gave their lives by creating a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come.

“Colourful Carnoustie , who are responsible for the hanging baskets and planters throughout the town, this year were awarded a Silver Gilt Medal certificate in the Keep Scotland Beautiful competition and I am aware that the schools in Carnoustie play an important part in being awarded green flag status and wish all the schools well for the future.

“Carnoustie is a great town and we are very grateful for all the support we get in the community and today thank you for taking part in helping to make Carnoustie a more attractive place.”