Tree-sons to be cheerful

BARRHEAD’S greenspaces are about to become a whole lot greener.

The area’s Cowan park and Glasgow Road corridor will soon benefit from the planting of some 420 young trees.

This follows the successful application to the Woodland Trust by East Renfrewshire council in conjunction with Friends of Cowan park and Voluntary Action ER.

The 420 yung, wild harvest trees will include hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, elder and do rose, plus a royal oak sapling.

The scheme is part f the Jubilee Woods project.

All together, the trees will be sufficient to create 120 metres of hedge, or approximately an acre of copse planting.

Involved in the planting will be local people, members of Friends of Cowan park and pupils from local schools, though additional volunteers will be made welcome.

Environment convener councillor Vincent Waters saif: “This is fabulous news for Barrhead.

“Obviously trees will help contribute to the general regeneration and greening of Barrhead, but we also hope it will help to engage local people with the natural world – and, in particular, their immediate environment.