Wednesday, May 29, 2013

226800 native trees

Last tree planted

Three years, three Compartments, today the 29th May 2013 we planted the last tree in Lochan Burn. This was the last of 226800 trees planted over the past three years at Corehead. It's been a challenging winter, there have been some interesting moments and some testing weather conditions but always lots of laughs along the way.

Huge thanks to all the team for their endeavours and commitment. We can be proud of what we have achieved together and of the lasting mark that we have left on the hills above Moffat.

The last tree planted was an Oak, the only one to be found in upper Pot Burn.  Although we have planted this above the normal altitude for Oak, we felt that this was appropriate as we are trying to push the boundaries of successful native planting. For future reference the coordinates of the last tree are NT 10446 13127.

Posted by James on 29/05 at 07:43 PM
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Shelterbelt Planting

Native planting to provide a shelterbelt for livestock and a habitat for wildlife.

We have recently completed a Shelterbelt planting with mixed native broadleaves including Oak, Rowan and Crab Apple as well as Blackthorn, Holly and a Scots Pine nurse.

Posted by James on 19/05 at 10:00 PM

Spring time at the Bothy

Still standing after a Lochan Burn winter.

Darcy Cottage makes it through it's first winter. Its still weatherproof  after withstanding 80mph+ winds, several feet of snow and temperatures easily below -10c. Its hard to imagine trying to undertake the planting in Lochan Burn without our Bothy!

Posted by James on 19/05 at 09:45 PM

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cairn Building on a Donald

Work has been started on the cairn to mark the summit of Whitehope heights, listed as one of 140 Donalds. 

Donalds are mountains in the Scottish Lowlands over 2,000 ft (609.6 m).



There are 140 Donalds, comprising of 89 mountains and 51 tops. To see the full list click here

Posted by James on 15/05 at 10:42 AM