CASE STUDY: CROSS TAY LINK ROAD HELPS REWILDING OF DENMARKFIELD
27th November 2022
Friends of Denmarkfield and the the Denmarkfield Rewilding Project
‘We are very grateful to The Cross Tay Link Road Project for supporting our rewilding project. With the trees and fencing they have provided we are able to implement our ambitious and unique woodland creation project which will benefit biodiversity and the climate,’ said Rewilding Denmarkfield Project Manager, Ellie Corsie.
A new community woodland just north of Perth is being created as part of the Denmarkfield Rewilding with support from the Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) project.
The first ground was broken on site by a 27-strong group of employees of the main project contractor BAM Nuttall, the Friends of Denmarkfield community group and the Dennmarkfield Rewilding Project staff.
All the trees have been sourced through Scottish suppliers and are indigenous to the region, so once established will be sympathetic to vegetation locally in the surrounding area. This is a major rewilding project and a great example of the Cross Tay Link Road Project providing additional value to local communities.
The volunteers planted more than 600 trees. BAM Nuttall landscaping contractor GB Landscapes will plant a further 4,200 trees across the rewilding project site prior to the end of 2023. The trees and shrubs being planted are a mixture of Oak, Birch, Rowan, Hazel, Aspen, Holly, Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Dog Rose, Blackthorn and Hawthorn.
The Cross Tay Link Road is phase two of the Perth Transport Futures project which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.