By Lorna Oldershaw
The final RiverLife volunteering days of 2017 were spent tree planting at Killandean. In total 400 trees were planted over 2 ½ days with the help of both volunteers and Trust staff. The purpose of this planting is to help stabilise the bank of the Killandean burn, upstream of where the brash bank protection work was completed with volunteers earlier in the year. The species of trees planted include alder, aspen, silver birch and rowan. These are native tree species, selected for their ability to grow in wetter conditions and for the benefits to local wildlife. These tree planting days rounded up a very successful volunteering year for the RiverLife project, with numerous practical conservation projects being undertaken by our amazing and dedicated volunteers. 2018 projects are currently being planned and we look forward to getting out and about with you again this year!