Following on from their hugely successful “Cut Your Own Christmas Tree” event Nevis Landscape Partnership were delighted to hear that a little extra help was heading their way.
The idea of chopping down non-native trees to encourage the growth and regeneration of Scots Pine in Glen Nevis naturally appealed to nature enthusiast Bear Grylls who visited the area yesterday. The aim of the visit was for Bear to learn all about the project and find out how he could do his bit for the once vast Caledonian Forest.
Freja MacDougall said : “Bear was really enthusiastic & engaged with what we are trying to do with this project. He spent a lot of time learning about how Scots Pine became endangered before assisting Henry Dobson, Forestry Commission with pine cone collection from a one-hundred year old tree. We want to instil Bear’s enthusiasm in all of our volunteers along with anybody who is interested in getting involved with our projects over the next five years.”
Climbing trees, collecting cones & helping save a forest proved to be all in a day’s work for the action man who was presented with a Scots Pine sapling as a thank you from all at Nevis Landscape Partnership. The sapling will be planted strategically to avoid interference from deer and non-native species ensuring Scots Pine will be present in Glen Nevis for the next generation of adventurers.