Trees are a very important part of our environment because they

  • Reduce CO2 and release oxygen

  • Reduce air pollution from gasses and particles

  • Provide a a home to hundreds of living things

  • Increase well being - studies have shown that physical and mental health is improved by having trees around.

  • Are a beautiful part of our landscapes.

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

Riverside has a beautiful corridor around the river which has many mature trees, but few trees at all in our streets. Riverside has a high density of buildings, including many flats, with limited garden space and we aim to enhance and protect one of our best features, our trees by;

  • Raise awareness and appreciation of our existing mature trees - by labelling them with information about the species and its benefits and uses.

 

  • Work with the Council to ensure that any trees that are lost are replaced – We lost the beautiful mature red oak in the Riverbank Centre car park to disease in 2018. Although it cannot be replaced there, a new red oak will be planted near the footbridge to Cambuskenneth in late 2019.

 

  • Work with the community and the Council to identify places to plant more trees - We would like to know what people think about further tree planting to help to screen the new student flats being built in Riverside.

 

  • Develop a little woodland garden in the greenspace along the river in Riverside Drive.

 

  • Encourage tree planting in gardens - By giving information about smaller trees which attract birds, bees and bugs.

We would like to know what people think about further tree planting, for example, to help to screen the new student flats being built in Riverside.

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