24th October, 2011

Tree planting at the Wood of Cree

Volunteers required

The Wood of Cree is the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland (near Newton Stewart). In spring, the woodland really comes alive, with bluebells on the ground and birdsong in the air. You'll hear pied flycatchers and warblers.

The wood is the perfect place to see willow tits, which are declining in the UK, as well as barn and tawny owls, and visitors such as redstarts and garden warblers. While you're here, spend some time on the otter platform and look out onto the river, which is teeming with life throughout the year.


Planting trees is a great way to offset your carbon footprint and become carbon neutral. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood.

By helping to plant tree you will be helping to:

  • Offset CO2 emissions
  • Provide wildlife habitats
  • Plant native British trees
  • Enhance the natural UK landscape


In conjunction with the RSPB, Stow College is setting up a team Challenge. We are looking for Stow College students to volunteer for a day of tree planting at the Wood of Cree on 5th November. Transport will be provided. Come along and help to re-establish this beautiful natural landscape.


Contact Hilary (marketing Manager)


Room 310

< Back to news headings