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Spring Newsletter National Tree Collections Of Scotland

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National Tree Collections of Scotland


Alan Mitchell Memorial Lecture coming to Scotland

NTCS is bringing the Tree Register's 2016 Alan Mitchell Memorial Lecture to Scotland for the first time.  The lecture 'New Trees' by Dr. John Grimshaw, director of the Yorkshire Arboretum and author of the book of the same name, will take place at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Thursday 9th June.

A limited supply of complimentary tickets are available for site managers, owners and other supporters throughout the NTCS network, which will be distributed on a first-come basis.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to receive one.  There will also be a guided tour of the botanic garden and an opportunity to bid for rare and unusual trees at a silent auction.   Additional tickets may be purchased from the Tree Register at £15 each.  


The revamped tree trail at Dunkeld House Hotel was launched in March.  The trail features two 'standing cones' (pictured), four 'node' panels detailing aspects of the landscape's history, and eighteen individual panels focussing on interesting species, in a loop walk between the Cathedral and hotel.


Following Syd House's retirement from Forestry Commission Scotland in March, Cameron Maxwell (pictured) has taken over both as FCS Conservator for Perth & Argyll and also the role as chair of the NTCS steering group.  Good to have you with us, Cameron!




NTCS has begun working with the Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust to develop Helensburgh as the first 'town member' of the network!  Helensburgh is well known for its street trees which include hundreds of ornamental cherries which the Trust has been helping to manage, as well as replanting over 1,000 trees since 2003.  NTCS and the Trust want to work together to promote this part of Helensburgh's heritage as well as developing a programme to diversify the street tree population in the town through innovative planting.