North Aspen Woods
North Highland Forest Trust
This project, run by the North Highland Forest Trust, gathered and propagated Aspen cuttings from Caithness and Sutherland to create a bank of local saplings available to be planted locally. Propagation facilities were installed and root cuttings harvested from several sites. Two young people and 12 adult volunteers were trained to do this from five community groups. The cuttings are now being grown on and will provide a community resource of local provenance Aspen.
Mar 08: Volunteers trained, ground survey completed on 3 sites, root cuttings collected, > 1000 plants produced.
Jul 08: > 2000 plants ready for 2008/09 planting season.
Sep 09: Nursery producing up to 2,000 local provenance aspen plants p/a, report & map of surveyed sites circulated, management leaflet produced.
May 10: Final report received, project complete.
The Highland Council