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A National Initiative to plant trees has missed the Highlands.
Now the region's local authority is trying to identify sites where the public can plant their own trees for community benefit.
Trees of Timer and place is a national scheme which has been running for two years to get more trees planted by the public.
It aims to break the record for tree planting in November during National Tree Week. Five hundred planting sites have already been designated but none in the Highlands. Now area committees of Highland council are being asked to identify sites where people can plant trees.. On Monday, Councillors will be asked to declare sites at Millbank in Thurso and Newton Hill Community Woodland near Wick as official planting sites. Graham Nichols area cultural and leisure services manager has said it would be open to any community group to seek permission to use council sites at other locations.
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