Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Aberdeen tree-planting scheme takes root
Move to provide shelter for playing fields
A SCHEME to plant hundreds of trees in an Aberdeen park got under way yesterday.
Around 40 oak, ash and elm trees were planted in Cummings Park, which houses Northfield Academy’s playing fields and a section that was renamed last year after Allan Douglas, a young soldier from the area who died in Iraq.
The work was done by Aberdeen Greenspace Volunteer Group with members of the surrounding community and Aberdeen City Council.
Council community planning officer Fraser Clyne said: “The work will improve the amenity of Allan Douglas Park and provide shelter for Northfield Academy playing fields. All the trees are native species and will be a great attraction for wildlife.”
A total of 2,500 trees will be planted in the park as part of a wider programme of planned improvements, which include an all-weather football pitch.
The painting is by Benjamin Williams Leader