Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow
Trees, Biodiversity and the Environment
High Street Trees
Linlithgow Burgh Trust is working with West Lothian Council to add more trees in the Linlithgow High Street. Click Here for more details.
Triangle Wood at Kettil’stoun is located between the canal and the A706 in the fields next to the leisure centre pitches at the Woodcockdale end.
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All the prep work, comprising about 50 hours was completed prior to tree planting at Triangle on 16th January.
35 Burgh Beautiful members and friends joined the Environmental Responsibility Group to plant about 300 young trees at the developing Triangle Wood by the Union canal on 16th January. The tree slips were donated by the Woodland Trust.
This is the third successive year of tree planting on the site, and completes the main effort, with a total of approximately 1,000 trees from a number of native species planted. Further maintenance work will be required to control deer grazing as the trees develop. We thank everyone who has participated in tree planting over the years and hope that they will enjoy seeing the wood develop over time.
50 young hedging plants, kindly donated by local resident Gordon Mitchell have been planted along the fence with the railway line, to act as attractive screening. Miniature daffodils, kindly donated by J. Sainsbury’s have been planted in the wild flower area.
Stockbridge Retail Park
Two new cherry trees were planted to replace two trees in the planters on the edge of the car park bordering Falkirk Road.
A survey of Rosemount Park was carried out to determine the types of trees in the park. This identified that the park already had an impressive range of trees but the aim is to make Rosemount Park an arboretum which has a complete collection of native Scottish trees; a sample of naturalised trees; ancient trees; several interesting exotics; and a member from each of the tree families.
Details of all plantings on the site have been sent to the Tree & Woodland Inspector WLC, for posting on Tree Plotter.
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Tree for Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee
A site for planting a Queen Elizabeth Jubilee tree has been identified by the loch side near the children’s playpark. This site, together with some hard standing and a seat has been approved in principle by the WLC Open Spaces Officer, although final approval must be gained from WLC.
The winter pruning of trees at the Vennel orchard has been completed. Pruning of the trees at the Leisure Centre has been completed at the same time as running a pruning training session organised by the Farmily Group, with Jon Brown assisting.
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Burgh Beautiful have come to an arrangement with Pentland Plants to return the plant trays to them for reuse and hence to reduce the need for new trays. The first delivery of 104 trays has been made with more to follow after each delivery of new plants to Burgh Beautiful. In order to do this, each volunteer is asked to clean their plant trays after planting and to return them to Clarendon Base.