Tree planting at Glenlude
Last weekend, Lani and Nikki from our Edinburgh office travelled down to the land we care for in the Scottish borders to help plant native trees for Jamie’s Wood.
A group of amazing people are raising £65,000 to create a woodland at Glenlude, in memory of their friend and family member Jamie, who lived his passion for nature in countless walks, hikes and expeditions.
Jamie's Wood will be made up of 1,500 native rowan, holly, silver birch, eared willow and oak trees, and will provide a rich habitat for wildlife and capture carbon dioxide. Over the course of their lifetime, we can expect to see the new saplings grow into a mature woodland which will stand forever in his memory.
Jamie was a passionate outdoor enthusiast. Since his sudden death while mountaineering in Norway in January 2017, a group of his friends have coordinated Jamie's Wood as a way to celebrate his life and passion for the natural world.
Lani and Nikki also enjoyed catching up with Trust colleague and Glenlude property manager Karen Purvis, on her future plans for the site. This includes things like solar charging facilities for electric power tools, developing Glenlude to be more inclusive for all faith groups and improving accessibility.
Lani (pictured above) said: “It is great to be able to get out of the office in the fresh air and plant some trees. Karen is an inspiration and makes me proud to work for the John Muir Trust.”
Nikki (pictured above) said: “I’m really excited about the future of Glenlude, it is a hub for inclusivity, diversity and forward thinking. Karen is leading the charge on positive changes that are needed in this world.”
- Find out more about Glenlude.