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Our Projects

Tree Nursery

The dispersed tree nursery project connects volunteer gardeners who grow trees from seed and cuttings in their own spaces across Stirling Council area. TreeLink Has  developed a tree nursery in Breahead Community Garden where seedlings are grown on before being given to community planting schemes.  
 
TreeLink supports the volunteers with information, advice and networking opportunities and keeps an inventory of what is growing.  Occasional events, such as seed collection, are organised for volunteers.

Trees grown in the nursery have already been given  to community groups across rural and urban Stirling Council area.  

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Woodland Management

TreeLink Stirling is currently working  with Stirling Council Greenspace Rangers to support the management of the area of woodland in Abbey Craig near the Wallace Monument.

TreeLink has also worked with the Council in the woodland between Riverside and Forthside to remove invasive species such as Himalayan balsam. Events such as coppicing, tree planting  and tree seed collection and preparation for planting have also been held.

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Borrowmeadow Partnership

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In partnership with Stirling Council, Treelink Stirling has been working toward replanting a large area around the Borrowmeadow site. Damaged tree guards have been removed, dead and diseased trees have been cleared and around 800 new trees were planted over the winter of 2021-22.

Kildean Partnership

TreeLink Stirling is in consultation with Equi-Power (Central Scotland Riding for the Disabled Association)  to devise a tree-planting plan for the new potential riding facility at the Kildean loop. More news on this exciting development soon.

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Street Trees

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Street Trees clean the air, provide a home to urban insects and birds and make our communities more attractive. Neighbourhoods with trees encourage outdoor exercise and improve a sense of well-being.  

Trees in public places are largely the responsibility of the Council. Planting and maintaining street trees is expensive and local government resources have been dwindling.  The TreeLink Street Tree Working Group has made contact with Stirling Council to find ways to work together to plant and care for street trees.

 
The Working Group has undertaken some work mapping existing trees and identifying sites where trees might be planted. We are also actively encouraging Stirling Council to adopt the UN programme Tree Cities of the World
 

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