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FERNAIG TRUST NEWS

 

The Trust would like to thank all those who helped with the Tree planting on Saturday 14th April.

FOOTPATH PROJECT

We are very pleased to report that construction work on the new Achmore-Braeintra footpath is complete.  There are one or two small jobs still to be done, but overall it is finished.  We are delighted with the end result, and have to congratulate the contractors Highland Conservation who have worked to a very high standard through some dreadful autumn and winter weather and produced something which we can all be very proud of.  It’s great to see so many people out walking, cycling and even jogging and as spring arrives hope it will become even busier.  An ‘opening’ event will take place once we are guaranteed better weather, and everyone will be invited to attend that.  Watch this space.

TREE PLANTING

In December we submitted an application to the Woodland Trust for their ‘community trees’ scheme and were  awarded 420 saplings for planning on Trust land.  The trees are a mixture of rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple and grey willow. Most have been planted in the section of the hayfield we have fenced off by the new path, others at the Braeintra end of the footpath, and the rest here and there. 

 


 

News and Events

The FCT now has a Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576881785898684/


Having reboarded the outside of the Fernaig Trust's Old Forestry office in Achmore, we are looking for someone to paint the outside. If you are interested could you please send a quotation for the job to either

Lizzie (birdlizzie@btinternet.com) or

Colin (colinandrosy@btinternet.com).
 


TheTrust have applied for a grant to put in a footpath through Trust Land for the benefit of local residents and visitors to the area. For further information please click here to read notes of an Open Meeting held in May to update local residents of the proposal. The application has now been submitted to the Scottish Rural Payments Scheme but result of our application will not be known until early 2017.

To see map of proposed footpath and further information click here


Strome Woods Paths Work

Saturday 8th November 2014 

Many thanks to Sean, Hamish, Jack, Lizzie, Colin and Oscar the horse for all their hard work moving and mending paths in the woods with materials supplied by FCS



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Fernaig Community Trust are pleased to announce they are members of Community Land Scotland (CLS). CLS are an organisation which supports the activities of community based land owning groups such as the Trust.
 


Community Orchard

The Trust have planted the first trees to form the Community Orchard

 

We have tried to get varieties that are hardy for the north & also disease resistant – canker is the main problem here.

The varieties are:

Early autumn dessert apples – Sept/Oct

KATJA ( KATY ) - M25 Known to do well here, ‘canker resistant’. Swedish cross between James Grieve & Worcester Permain.
JAMES GRIEVE - M25 Scottish origin.
 

Late autumn dessert apples – Oct - Dec

EGREMONT RUSSET - M25 ‘Disease resistant’, does well here, popular.


‘Spring’ dessert apples – ripen Dec/Jan & keep through to March
ISLE OF WIGHT PIPPIN - M26 ‘Very resistant to canker & mildew’
STURMER PIPPIN - M26 ‘Hardy’ ‘Good even on indifferent soils’

Cookers
WHITE MELROSE - M26 Oct/Nov will keep til Feb. Scottish origin
REVEREND GREEVES - M26 keeps til March. Scottish origin.
LORD DERBY - M25 Oct- Dec ‘Popular variety especially in north & Scotland’ ‘excellent variety for cold and wet conditions’ ‘disease resistant’

Plums

(all on St Julien rootstocks, 1st year whips) We've gone for good flavour, later flowering (frost resistant) varieties, & disease resistance.
OPAL
YELLOW EGG
OULLIN'S GOLDEN GAGE

Cherry

(Colt rootstock, 1st year whip)
LAPINS or Cherokee. 

The initial plantings were apple trees and we will add to the Orchard with the other trees on order.

If anyone would like to contribute a tree, or trees, to the Orchard, please contact Kate (577214) Colin (577236) or Lizzie (577307) and we can make arrangements for either you to plant your tree/trees in the Orchard or we  can plant it for you. Any fruit trees are welcome - the more the better!




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