Finzean School Wood
BCT manages the School Wood at
Drumhead to provide an educational resource for the pupils of
Finzean Primary School and a site that is also enjoyed by other
members of the community.
BCT works in cooperation with
the School to encourage and assist the continuing involvement
of pupils with the Wood through tree planting and a range of
other environmental projects. In 2011, BCT created a 1000 metre
path between the School and the School Wood. This will enable
pupils to reach the Wood without going along the public road
and so increase the opportunities for the School to make use of
The new path is part of the
Finzean Community Path created by BCT in 2011 to link Finzean
Village, Drumhead and Whitehills, as the three main locations
of the community facilities in Finzean. One of the benefits of
the Community Path is that it enables more pupils to come and
go to the School on foot or bike without being on the narrow
The School Wood covers 0.3 ha
and has three parts, each with its own distinctive character.
There is the original area that was planted by pupils in 1973
as part of the national initiative to ‘Plant a Tree in
‘73’. There is then the area that was added when
BCT first took over the management of the site. This was mainly
planted by pupils in 1999-2000 and around one third of those
pupils were children of the pupils who had planted the trees
over 25 years before in 1973! In 2007, an area across the road
from Finzean Church was added to the School Wood and then
planted with native tree species.
A particularly prominent
project at the School Wood was the work involved as part of the
Wood being featured on the Beechgrove Garden TV Programme in
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