Articles written by Richard

Request from the public for more trees

September 5, 2016 by

A recent visitor to Edinburgh contacted Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust who was worried about the stately elm and ash trees in key locations in parks and gardens. They noticed that parts of the Meadows and Bruntsfield links were depleted of trees due to storm damage and wondered why it was... Read More

Big trees for a big park

December 7, 2015 by

It is tree-planting season, and so Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust grabbed a small break in last week's rain to put 29 big specimens in Hailes Quarry Park - including some living fossils. Six of the trees are the conker tree horse chestnut - important to plant as this species is threate... Read More

You need soup – Edinburgh needs trees

November 19, 2015 by

Union of Genius, Scotland's first soup cafe, is the first Old Town business to support Tree Time Edinburgh for trees on Forrest Road. [caption id="attachment_367" align="alignright" width="250"][/caption] Forrest Road's trees extend the green walkway of Middle Meadow Walk rig... Read More

Let’s get more trees back to Edinburgh

November 19, 2015 by

You can make a positive difference towards Edinburgh’s landscape for future generations by donating a tree in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a visit you have enjoyed to Edinburgh. Trees can be planted in most of our parks, walkways and some city streets. There are a number of benefits ... Read More

Scottish Funding Council supporting Tree Time

June 3, 2015 by

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is the latest organisation to sign up to Tree Time Edinburgh, showing their commitment to the city by contributing more trees for Edinburgh’s cityscape as well as donating a team of staff volunteers to help community projects. SFC’s support means 30 trees wi... Read More

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