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Caithness News Bulletins February 2006
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DUNNET FOREST TREE PLANTING
Almost 30 volunteers turned out to help plant trees at Dunnet forest last Saturday. The planting was organised by Highland Council's Planning and Development Service countryside rangers and Dunnet Forest community forester, Jon Hollingdale as part of the Caithness Countryside Volunteer and Caithness Critter programme of events.
A mix of approximately 400 broadleaf trees were planted, staked and guarded in a recent felled area. The event was part of the Community Service Volunteers Action Earth supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.
After the tree planting, all the volunteers rested at the Northern Sands Hotel where a sandwich lunch and refreshments were provided.
Marina Swanson, Caithness Countryside Volunteers and Caithness Critters leader said: "We were delighted with the turn out on Sunday and were pleased with the number of trees planted on the day. It is always great to see members of the community taking part in such projects. We had a wide range of helpers on Saturday, the youngest only 8 years old. Many thanks to everyone took part."
The next event is planned for the 11th of March and involves building platforms for waders and terns and also foundations for sand martin nest sites at St. John's pool. Please phone for further details on tel: 01955 607758.
Anyone wishing to find out about environmental projects organised through the Caithness Countryside Volunteers should contact Marina on tel: 01955 607758 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina Swanson is ranger with the Highland Council Ranger Service. Rangers in Caithness