Tree Planting on the River

There are many different ways of improving river habitats. Planting trees is one of the most important. River woodlands are the green arteries of ecosystems. Riparian woodlands create the vital natural habitats that maintain healthy rivers, they are biologically rich and provide a link between land and water. There is no set width or design for a river woodland, some ecosystems extend across valleys as far as the influence of groundwater, flood waters and humidity permit. Though these areas are different in every place, they are always integral to healthy rivers, land and people.

Trees perform a vital role in carbon capture, helping society and nature adapt to climate change. Trees along rivers reduce the risk of flooding, provide shade for wildlife, reduce soil erosion and help cool down the water. Planting trees on the south side of rivers gives maximum benefit to river wildlife such as fish and riverfly.

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Plant trees on the River Eden and Motray Water

During the NatureScot Development project, whilst doing survey work and working with landowners, RESP will identify opportunities for tree planting in the catchment.

Sign up for tree planting with RESP or FCCT. We will be in touch as soon as we start planting.

During the NatureScot Development project, whilst doing survey work and working with landowners, RESP will identify opportunities for tree planting in the catchment.

Sign up for tree planting with RESP or FCCT. We will be in touch as soon as we start planting.

Become a Fife Tree Warden

Fife Tree Warden Scheme – Tree Wardens are local champions who plant, look after and stand up for the trees in their patch. The Fife Tree Warden scheme is open to anyone. No training or experience in tree management is needed – just a love of trees and a few hours to spare.

To become a tree warden – email [email protected]

Fife’s Community Tree Planting Officer Rebecca Logsdon helps communities to develop community tree plans, offering support and training to community groups. Using the Community Tree Planting guide to understand how, where and what trees to plant. RESP will work with tree wardens when planting plans develop for the Eden catchment.

Fife Tree Warden Scheme – Tree Wardens are local champions who plant, look after and stand up for the trees in their patch. The Fife Tree Warden scheme is open to anyone. No training or experience in tree management is needed – just a love of trees and a few hours to spare.

To become a tree warden – email [email protected]

Fife’s Community Tree Planting Officer Rebecca Logsdon helps communities to develop community tree plans, offering support and training to community groups. Using the Community Tree Planting guide to understand how, where and what trees to plant. RESP will work with tree wardens when planting plans develop for the Eden catchment.