Premier Paper teamed up with 30 customers and the Woodland Trust to plant trees in the Scottish countryside on 14th March, the first of many tree planting days planned for 2019.
Said to have once sheltered William Wallace, Kinclaven Blubell Wood lies just north of Perth; an ancient woodland site purchased by the Woodland Trust in 2018.
The planting site is a cleared field on the edge of the woods that has been deer fenced ready to grow new native woodland. A total of 500 saplings were planted complete with supportive cane and vole protection before the team broke for lunch. The final part to the day included guided walks through the beautiful woodland and then more work clearing rhododendron, an invasive species to the region.
A week later, the team returned to plant a total of 600 saplings, a mixture that mainly consisted of hazel as well as a few oak, complete with supports and wildlife protection tubes.
Hussein Ismail, CSR Marketing Manager at Premier Paper said, “it has been a fantastic day for tree planting at this beautiful location in the Perthshire countryside. As always, the success of the day is thanks to our customers and their clients, as well as the Woodland Trust; without any of whom the Carbon Capture programme would not be the industry’s leading environmental marketing initiative. We have a number of tree planting events planned this year.”
The trees planted at Kinclaven and Bovey Valley are part of a big project to expand both sites with new native woodland whilst maintaining the beautiful, ancient woodland that so many come to enjoy whether dog walking, running, exploring, nature watching or picnicking; for now and for years to come.