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Tree Planting at Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park

April 21, 2023 by

Great to see new trees being planted in Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park to help mitigate against climate change and to restore nature. ... Read More

Tree Planting by Saughton Tram Stop

April 3, 2023 by

Last Friday a team of volunteers from the Civil Service Sports Council planted 200 new trees at Saughton Tram Stop, completing the three new woodland compartments in this area. With the tree planting season now coming to an end, it was great to see the final tree planting for this project being comp... Read More

Launch of Tree Time in East Lothian

March 30, 2023 by

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 Lot... Read More

500 Trees in East Pilton Park

March 17, 2023 by

This week corporate volunteers from Amazon helped us plant 500 new trees in East Pilton Park. This has resulted in three new woodland compartments including a mixture of species such as birch, hazel, hawthorn, aspen, oak, holly, yew, elder, alder, and crab apple. We mostly planted whips but 15 older... Read More

Tree Planting in West Pilton Park

March 10, 2023 by

This week we were joined by volunteers from Baillie Gifford to plant trees in West Pilton Park. They planted 300 trees which will complete the creation of a new hedge which will run alongside the fence around the park. The group also helped to clear the surrounding area of litter. ... Read More

Plant A Tree – Last Orders

February 23, 2023 by

If you are looking to have a memorial tree planted this year, please note that the latest date to order a new tree for the current tree planting season is February 28th. Any orders placed before this date will be planted in the current season. Any orders placed after this date will be planted in the... Read More

Free Garden Trees at Inch Nursery

February 21, 2023 by

Pick up your free garden tree this week at the Inch Nursery! We will be there from 12pm-3pm on Friday 24th February and 10am-2pm on Saturday 25th February giving away free trees for Edinburgh residents. Just drop-in on the day and get your free tree while stocks last! Find out more at www.tree-time.... Read More

The Queen’s Green Canopy

February 9, 2023 by

ELGT has planted 108 trees in East Lothian as part of the Queen's Green Canopy. The initiative was created to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by planting trees across the UK until the end of the Jubilee year in December 2022. After the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the initiative wa... Read More

300 New Trees in Little France Park

February 2, 2023 by

This week we were joined by staff from Vattenfall for a corporate volunteering session at Little France Park. The team got stuck in and planted 300 new trees, and were rewarded with lovely blue skies and sunshine all afternoon. We planted a mixture of species including Oak, Hazel, Birch, Rowan, and ... Read More

West Lothian Garden Trees

January 27, 2023 by

10 new trees have been planted in residential gardens across West Lothian. These were a mixture of cherry trees and pear trees. ELGT staff planted the new trees and residents have been given guidance on how to care for their new trees going forward to ensure they thrive.  ... Read More

Tree Planting in Little France Park

January 24, 2023 by

There will be a lot of reforesting work taking place in Little France Park during the current tree planting season, with 600 new trees to be planted. This will include a mixture of species such as Oak, Hazel, Birch and Alder. The Creative Action Network in Craigmillar have got us off to a fantastic ... Read More

Last Orders for New Trees

January 16, 2023 by

The latest date to order new trees for this current tree planting season will be February 28th. This enables us to order up trees and get them planted within this tree planting season. All orders placed after this date will be planted in the next tree planting season starting in November 2023. Order... Read More