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Be part of a lasting legacy by planting a tree this spring

Published on: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Be part of a lasting legacy by planting a tree this spring

Roy Barlow from the Woodland Trust Scotland tells us why people should plant a tree at Commonwealth Wood, Lang Craigs in May.

As the countdown to the Commonwealth Games continues, we’re looking forward to the Trust’s final tree planting event at Lang Craigs near Dumbarton, on Saturday 17 May.

Since 2012 we’ve been working with local schools and community groups to encourage them to visit the wood and plant a tree within a dedicated Commonwealth Grove, which will grow and become a lasting legacy of the Games.

Commonwealth Games and Sport Minister, Shona Robison, is just one of more than 2,000 people who have planted over 200,000 new native trees. And this spring, we are continuing to welcome school pupils to Lang Craigs to help complete the Grove.

Our final tree planting event will see Glasgow-born mountain bike champion, Lee Craigie, plant a tree ahead of competing in the Commonwealth Games in July.

This is an exciting event and we’d love to see lots of people, of all ages, come along and celebrate the final planting of the Grove. As well as tree planting, there will be a range of activities, including a mini woodland games.

Although it’s the last opportunity to contribute to the planting of the Grove, this is a long term project that everyone can be part of by visiting and watching it flourish and change through the seasons and over the years, beyond 2014.

The event takes place from 11am-3pm and a free mini-bus from the West Dunbartonshire Council office off Garshake Road, Dumbarton will provide transport to the site.


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