Restoring Woodland

Native trees next to rivers, streams and lochs – otherwise known as riparian woodland –provide shade, which helps regulate the temperature of the water and vital shelter to wildlife. They are also a valuable food source as leaves and insects fall into the water below. In addition to these key benefits for biodiversity, riparian woodland locks up significant amounts of carbon in vegetation and soil, and soil erosion is prevented as the roots stabilise riverbanks. We will work with landowners, investors and relevant public agencies to plant trees next to the rivers and burns in the catchment.