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Community picnic to celebrate Alvah and Forglen jubilee woodland


By Kirsty Brown

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Alvah And Forglen Community Council will be celebrating the success of their jubilee tree planting with a community picnic.

In March, as part of the Queen's Green Canopy project, 2000 trees were planted by members of the Alvah and Forglen communities on a 2.8 acre piece of land on the Mountblairy Estate to establish a wild wood to enhance the environment for wildlife.

Trees were supplied by Woodlands Trust and further were purchased thanks to a generous donation from Brydock Windfarm for trees and materials.

To thank everyone who volunteered their time or services to the planting project the community council are holding a community picnic at the site on May 28.

Alvah and Forglen Community Council tree planting for the Queen's Green Canopy. Pictures: Kirsty Brown
Alvah and Forglen Community Council tree planting for the Queen's Green Canopy. Pictures: Kirsty Brown

This is also an opportunity for the community to experience the young wild wood for the first time.

Picnic food and refreshments will be provided and there will be musical entertainment provided by Turriff Silver Band.

All are welcome to attend.

At noon on the day Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire Andrew Simpson will unveil a commemorative plaque.

Due to the extremely limited on-site parking, a community minibus operated by Banffshire Partnership will be running from Alvah Hall (sat nav AB45 3XA) to and from the site at Mountblairy Lake between 11am and 3pm.


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