Dig in and help plant jubilee trees

MONIFIETH Eco Force is looking for people to join them at their tree planting event at Dighty Burn, Monifieth, tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. Anyone interested is asked to attend at Milton Inn Car Park, Monifieth.

The group has recently received a free Community Tree Pack from the Woodland Trust Scotland as part of the charity’s Jubilee Woods project, marking Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Diamond Jubilee by planting six million trees across the country.

Alex Graham, chairperson of Monifieth Eco Force said: “We are planting trees to make the town an even more beautiful place to live and enjoy a walk along the Dighty Burn. We want people to take pride in their surroundings and there’s no better way to do that than get them to roll up their sleeves and get planting.”

The group applied for a tree pack from the Woodland Trust Scotland, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to enhance their neighbourhood and enrich the local environment. The trees, all native species, will form flourishing woodland in as little as 10 years.

Carol Evans, director of the Woodland Trust Scotland, explained: “Thanks to supporters, including the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, hundreds of groups across Scotland have been given the means to improve their local environment.

“Planting trees is an activity that everyone can get involved in, which makes it a great way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

If you would like to plant a tree with the group, come prepared. A coat, warm clothes, a pair of boots or wellies and possibly a flask of tea are recommended, and please bring a spade if you have one.