Tree Planting

Thu 15th March 2018 at 12.00 - 15.00

Planting of the Rotary Club of Perth's Centenary wood

On Friday 15th March, Rotarians David Lindsay, Bill Duncan & Murdo McKenzie joined forces with the children from Kinnoull Primary School & Gannochy Estate Staff.

Their mission was to plant the Rotary Club of Perth’s Centenary wood.

Thankfully, unlike Pooh & his friends, this was not a 100 acre wood, just a 100 tree wood.

A mixture of saplings were planted, consisting of 50 Oak , 20 Silver Birch, 15 Wild Cherry & 15 Rowan.

This intrepid gang of workers marched up steep hills to get to the edge of Deuchney woods where the planting took place.

It was dry but ferociously cold & windy, but the youngsters (& oldsters)  dug deep & achieved the task in a couple of hours.

It is Gannochy’s intention to create a series of new pathways accessing this beautiful part of Perthshire, which in years to come will make our wood accessible to all.

In due course a plaque will be erected, advising people of this lasting memorial.

This whole project tied in with RI President, Ian Risely’s 2017-18 initiative, to ‘Make a Difference’ & plant a tree for every Rotarian worldwide thereby protecting the environment and curbing climate change, which are seen as essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.