Little bloomers help walk blossom

The walk

The walk

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Green-fingered pupils from St Cyrus Primary School planted 89 trees along the Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms wildlife walk at Collardo Farm, in Garvock.

The P7 children were invited to take part in the tree planting exercise by renewable energy company, Eneco to help them learn about the local wildlife and greener energy.

The St Cyrus Primary School pupils worked with an experienced tree planter to plant a combination of trees which will help attract more species to the area.

This included; Alder, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Hazel, Oak and Silver Birch. After the pupils had finished planting they were taught about the history of the area and how the wind farm produces renewable energy.

The walk opened in September 2014 following the inauguration of the wind farm’s extension, Twinshiels

Doreen Black, from Collardo Farm, said: “It was a pleasure to see the young children getting involved in the wildlife walk and helping to shape the future of it.

“We hope when they come back and visit they will be able to see the new wildlife that they have helped attract.”

Guy Madgwick, Managing Director at Eneco said: ”When we built the wind farm we made sure that we put measures in place to help improve the wildlife like installing bird and bat boxes as well as planting different species of trees.

“It’s great to see that not only is it being used, but also becoming a valuable part of the community.”

Along the walkway are boards designed to share information about what species stand to benefit from the habitat improvement measures Eneco has put in place, as well as telling the story of the history of the local area.

Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms produce 42MW which is enough power to supply the equivalent to 24,000 homes.