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Woodland Trust Scotland’s conservation volunteering day

Next Thursday, 12th March, Professional Office Supplies will be participating in one of Woodland Trust Scotland’s conservation volunteering days. The company will be represented by Adrian McKenna, Sean Carroll, Lesley Findlay and Paul Murray.

Our team will help to carry out vital conservation work in Perthshire’s spectacular Kinclaven Bluebell Wood. As its name suggests, Kinclaven Bluebell Wood is famed for its sea of dazzling bluebells flooding the forest floor in spring, and is touted as one of Scotland’s finest bluebell woods. The wood is a refuge for rare and fascinating wildlife. Brimming with red list bird species, including great spotted woodpecker, linnet and spotted flycatcher, the wood is a bird watcher’s paradise – it is also home to pine marten and red squirrel.

Purchased by Woodland Trust Scotland in 2017, this is one of our newest woods in its conservation portfolio. The trees at Kinclaven are predominantly oak with some beech, birch, Scots pine, Douglas fir and yew. The beech trees in particular include some fine veteran examples. The dead wood, oak trees in particular, provide a great habitat for the wildlife.

The POS team will assist the Woodland Trust’s experts to plant native saplings in a field next to existing woodland, including oak, birch, rowan, hazel and Scots pine and to remove invasive rhododendron from the area. We have a target of 3,750 to plant over the day – it’s not just a photo opportunity, our volunteers are in for a day of hard work!

Professional Office Supplies supports the Woodland Trust through the Woodland Carbon Scheme, which is one of the initiatives supported through POS’s Carbon Neutral Papers Initiative.

The Woodland Carbon Scheme enables the Woodland Trust to capture CO2 released from the production, storage and distribution of the paper we sell. Professional Office Supplies makes a monetary contribution per tonne of paper which goes towards funding the planting of trees and other conservation activities. Approximately 60,000 tonnes of CO2 have been captured through the Woodland Trust’s scheme, resulting in the funding of almost 150 hectares of new native woodland in the UK.

The team is thoroughly looking forward getting involved and making a real difference with the Woodland Trust.

We will try to keep everyone up-to-date with their progress throughout the day on Thursday (mobile data coverage depending!), so be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels!

 


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