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County Flower For Caithness
More Trees for Caithness?
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.

Museum of Natural History

The Mammal Society

Scottish Natural Heritage


Plantlife is Britain's only national membership charity dedicated exclusively to conserving all forms of plant life in its natural habitat: the nation's champion of wild plants.

See Also
Nature Section
Caithness Countryside Volunteers
Caithness Environmental Groups
Environmental Links
Ecology Links


Forestry in the New Millennium
by Colin Leslie in Caithness Field Club Bulletin 2000

Forestry Commission  

British Trees

World Dictionary of Trees

Forests Of the Far North

Primula Scotica
Found in numbers in certain parts of Caithness, Orkney and Sutherland.  Still hard to find unless you know where to look.
A tiny plant flowering in May and July.