A830 Arisaig Case Study
Cheviot Trees successfully extended their contract to grow another 25,000 Cell Grown trees and shrubs, all of local seed provenance, for the Scottish Executive, to be planted on the A830 road improvement near Arisaig.
With the 1st phase of the contract now established successfully, the landscaping on the ‘Road to the Isles’ is developing rapidly. This road will improve access, reduce journey time and improve safety for locals and tourists alike to share the wonderful views. For the first time, the 'fitting roads concept' will be employed, making construction wholly sympathetic to the environment. Following the Scottish Office’s “Cost Effective Landscape: Learning from Nature” guidelines, all landscaping work is designed ‘to work with nature’.
Adequate forward planning has allowed specific seed collections to be made, and the planting stock to be grown to the required specification and date, enabling genuine ‘Best Value’ to be achieved. Contract grows are the only effective way forward for such specific plantings.