Helping hands sought to plant campus trees
Volunteers are needed to help plant hundreds of trees at the Easter Bush campus.
Staff and student volunteers are sought to help plant hundreds of trees at the Easter Bush campus in an initiative organised by second year student at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, Berta Beloviczky.
Berta has organised the delivery of 420 trees, gifted from the Woodland Trust, which will be planted across the campus.
The Agricultural Science undergraduate hopes the surroundings can become more like her Swedish homeland, where walks in the forest are an everyday experience.
When I moved to Edinburgh, I felt like something was odd, but didn't know what until I realised that it was the lack of trees in the landscape. I have a deep connection with nature. For me it is a part of my everyday life to visit the forests that surround the city I live in – they are a four-minute walk in every direction!
The trees – including hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose and rowan – will arrive in November and need to be planted within a few weeks and so volunteers are needed to help.
Staff and srtudents are asked that if you are able to offer a few hours to help plant trees at Easter Bush estate, please get in touch with Berta at B.Beloviczky@sms.ed.ac.uk or find out more on the Facebook event.
About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.
The School comprises:
- The Roslin Institute
- The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security
- The Roslin Innovation Centre
- The Hospital for Small Animals
- Equine Veterinary Services
- Farm Animal Services
- Easter Bush Pathology
- The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education
We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.