Putting Down Roots

Keose Glebe recently applied for, and were delighted to be awarded a tree pack by the Woodland Trust, to help mark the Community Buyout of the Estate.

105 ‘Wild Wood’ saplings were received and these were planted by Loch Keose on the  12th of November.

Despite the cold and wet weather that day , three hardy souls braved the elements, and found some moments of sunshine, as they dug, mounded, drained, planted and protected the young trees.

The trees are a mixture of Rowan, Hazel, Hawthorn, Holly and Birch—all varieties bred to better withstand the exposure, climate and soils of the islands here.

To mark the buyout, each tree will be tagged and numbered, and each linked to a member of the Estate.

Thank you to Calum Dan Carmichael, Angus Macdonald, Angus Smith and Finlay Macdonald for their contribution and hard work.

We  hope to apply for more trees in the spring, and to create small shelter belts and attractive copses in appropriate places on the estate, and hopefully too, we will get better planting weather next time, so that more of the community can join in the effort.


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