Articles written by Richard

Edinburgh trees in yellow and red (also green)

June 1, 2015 by

Trees are green, but it's their many other colours at different times of the year that make them stand out. Edinburgh's labernum trees come into their own in May and June, rarely noticed the rest of the year, and this year they are especially spectacularly yellow, especially against the red and b... Read More

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, first supporters of Tree Time Edinburgh

March 19, 2015 by

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre is the first Edinburgh company to sign up to Tree Time Edinburgh, by financing 150 trees, including two flagship trees to be planted in prominent landmark locations. The hotel hosted the launch of Tree Time in their penthouse suite, overlooking the iconi... Read More

Some of Edinburgh’s iconic trees

March 19, 2015 by

Which is your favourite? Edinburgh is home to 712,000 trees. [gallery ids="282,27,24,"] There is a list of heritage trees throughout Edinburgh. A few suggested sites are listed here  ... Read More

Tree Time launch night 19.03.15

March 18, 2015 by

Tree Time Edinburgh launches Thursday 19th March in the penthouse suite of our hosts -  the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre on Bread Street. Around 50 Edinburgh-based businesses are attending, and will hear from David Knott, Curator of Living Collections at The Royal Botanic Garden Ed... Read More

Flagship trees for landmark locations

March 18, 2015 by

Edinburgh’s urban cityscape depends on large, majestic trees in prominent locations. But it takes many years for a tree to reach its full height and to be of a size to replace a 150 year old tree in a park or to look impressive on a street corner. It can cost as much as £1,500 to plant a tree ... Read More

3,500 new trees for north Edinburgh’s cycle paths

March 13, 2015 by

In early 2014, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust planted some 3,500 new trees alongside the North Edinburgh path network – a mixture of smaller species that won’t tend to block the light and sightlines, such as silver birch, rowan, hazel, cherry, hawthorn and alder, and some larger specime... Read More