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Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 2007/12/10 - Moray MSP Richard Lochhead today gave his backing to a Trees for Life¹s appeal when he visited the award-winning charity¹s offices in Findhorn Bay.
The parliamentarian met staff and volunteers and found out more about Trees for Life’s internationally acclaimed work restoring Scotland’s Caledonian Forest including its Christmas Appeal which allows people to buy dedicated trees or groves of trees as Christmas gifts.
”Lets remember that while Christmas is a time to enjoy ourselves, we should also recognise the importance of the environment, and in doing so, we should attempt to restore the earths resources.
“A tree or a grove of trees is a meaningful and lasting gift, and a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas. The Caledonian Forest is Scotland¹s equivalent of a rainforest, and its restoration will benefit people and wildlife for generations to come,” said Richard Lochhead.
Trees for Life's Founder and Executive Director Alan Watson Featherstone said: “I’d like to thank Richard for his support. Every single tree bought will make a real difference to the return of this ancient and beautiful Highland forest.”
A single tree with an A4 frameable personalised certificate costs just £15. A grove of eight trees costs £50, including a certificate and a personalised Grove Web Page on the Trees for Life website. Certificates for orders received before 10 December will arrive before Christmas.
For more information call Trees for Life on 01309 691292.
Notes to editors
1. Trees for Life is a pioneering charity in ecological restoration. It aims to restore the Caledonian Forest to an area of 1,500 square kilometres in the Highlands west of Inverness. Today only 1% of the original Caledonian Forest remains.
2. Since planting its first trees in 1991 in Glen Affric, Trees for Life has planted over 650,000 trees. It has won several awards for its conservation work, including UK Conservation Project of the Year in 1991.
3. Richard Lochhead is Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment.