Delighted to launch the Tree Time initiative in East Lothian with the Provost John McMillian at St Marys Church in Haddington.
Charlie Cumming, Chief Executive, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust said: “Urban trees are crucial in providing green corridors and make up some of East Lothian’s streets, landmarks and parks. Many of those trees are now reaching the end of their natural lives. Tree Time East Lothian aims to work with partners in order to raise funds to begin planting now. We want to plant large, prominent trees in East Lothian’s communities, before the existing ones die.”
East Lothian Provost, John McMillan, said: “Trees help mitigate the climate emergency and in East Lothian we continue to seek ways in which to preserve and expand tree cover across the county, to contribute towards our East Lothian Climate Forest and enhance our nature networks. Unfortunately some trees are under threat due to their age, environmental changes and diseases such as ash dieback.
“We know many local residents are equally as passionate about our trees as we are and I believe Tree Time is an excellent way for people to play a pivotal role in making the county better, healthier and even more beautiful while celebrating a special occasion or commemorating a loved one.”