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Volunteers sought for the first tree planting day at the Upper Barr Community Woodland – Sat 15th June, 11-3pm

Saturday 15th June is a milestone for the Upper Barr Community Woodland Site, near Corsock, which will receive its first trees! They will be planted as part of an innovative partnership between Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company (FSFC) and Upper Urr Environment Trust (UUET), a local community group.

Volunteers are sought to come and try their hand at tree planting, and can hear more about plans on the site. Tree Planting will be between 11am-3pm on Saturday 15th June, with light lunch provided for those on site at lunchtime!

The Upper Barr site, by Glaisters Bridge near Corsock is part of a groundbreaking 20-year lease between FSFC and UUET, giving the local community the chance to influence activity on the site.

Plans are underway for a variety of public amenity and biodiversity activities in coming months – from paths to benches and wildlife scrapes to reptile hotspots.

All work on the site is being funded thanks to support from a variety of sources, including a generous contribution from FSFC, EJD Forestry, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Glenkens & District Trust.

The site is next to the Glaisters Bridge on the Corsock to Dunscore road. What Three Words location: ///plantings.attitudes.solving.

Plans are afoot to plant up to 250 trees during the session. These will be closely monitored for watering requirements after planting. All tools will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Partial attendance or full 11-3pm attendance is equally welcomed. Contact Joe Seed on for more information or directions. Lunch will be served at noon, please email in advance if you are likely to be keen for food!

McNabb Laurie, from Dumfries & Galloway Woodlands, and a Trustee of Upper Urr Environment Trust, said:

“Massive thanks to everyone involved for getting the project to this milestone – the community woodland will receive its first trees! Join us this Saturday for some tree planting action – and to hear more about plans on the site.”