National Trust uses shelter-belt tree planting to protect gardens from storms

Shelter belt tree planting is underway at the National Trust for Scotland's Inverewe Garden in Poolewe, designed to protect the garden from the violent storms expected to "lash the west coast over the coming century".

Property manager Roy Dowsett said: "Its exposed location on the Atlantic coast is what makes Inverewe unique, but it also leaves us vulnerable. As the predictions are that winter storms will become more violent and extreme, we have to begin planning and planting now to ensure the garden is sufficiently protected."

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