Environment & Climate Change Minister, Stewart Stevenson, today visited Dunkeld’s storm damaged Cathedral Grove to see how recently published guidance from Forestry Commission Scotland can help restore this designed landscape.
Sited on the Hilton Dunkeld House Estate, the 2 acre Cathedral Grove – which included many veteran trees – was badly hit during the storms of 8th-9th December. As well as losing several mature and veteran trees, the grove was further damaged by falling tree tops that had been snapped off in the wind.
Mr Stevenson said:
- Aid understanding of what comprises an historic designed landscape
- Outline the components of designed landscapes, in particular their tree features, their design principles and common management issues.
- Offer a handy one-page guide to SRDP grant support
- Provide background information and links to further sources of information
Nicholas Shepherd, Landscape & Culture Advisor with Forestry Commission Scotland, said: