FERNAIG TRUST NEWS
Community Land Week 2018 Event
Community Land Scotland Video of Achmore Path Opening
Saturday 18 August
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.
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The FCT now has a Facebook page
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.
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’
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’
(all on St Julien rootstocks, 1st year whips) We've gone for good flavour, later flowering (frost resistant) varieties, & disease resistance.
OULLIN'S GOLDEN GAGE
(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!