20.07.2012

Tree Planting at the Holiday Park

Trees have always been an important feature at Inverbeg Holiday Park. The trees create a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environment, enhancing the quality of the park and creating a visual barrier from the busy A82.

The Park is keen to look after its trees, but recent storms, high water levels and past ground disturbance have caused damage to trees in the Park. After consultation with the National Park Authority tree officer in 2012, permission was granted to fell trees and limbs from a number of trees that were deemed unsafe. 

 

A replacement-planting program was agreed, and in January, 54 trees were planted around the holiday park. Indigenous species such as Oak were particularly affected by the wet conditions and have been replaced. Other flood-tolerant, species planted include rowan, birch, taxodium (cypress), willow and alder.

Many trees within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are protected by Tree Preservation Orders. This means that it is an offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot or willfully damage or destroy a tree, without first obtaining permission from the National Park Authority.