New tree planting at Scotstown Moor aka Perwinnes Moss

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Scotstown Moor/ Perwinnes Moss is one of the more eclectic maps in Gramp’s portfolio with a little bit of everything – heathland, marsh, woodland and a SSSI.

There are plans being mooted to replace trees in the storm damaged area of woodland in the middle plus extend north and SW from that strip as part of the Council’s Climate Change Plan and will contribute towards a Net Zero and Climate Resilient City.

However, the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Local Group of the Scottish Wildlife Trust have misgivings about this scheme as, although tree planting is good idea in principal, the type of trees proposed and positioning in relation to the moor’s wetlands may impact the very particular biodiversity found there. You can find out more on their website.

If you have views on this project then ACC would like to hear them via a short questionnaire which includes questions on how you use the area as well as maps showing the proposed area affected and a suggestions box for anything else you’d like to see included in the revamp plans.

Click here for the survey. It’s open until Aug 22nd.

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