A new tree trail in the grounds of the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel was officially opened following a launch event on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
The Trail is open to everyone, and local residents and visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy the wonderful woodlands of the Estate through the stories of 18 remarkable trees that grow there.
Tom Christian, Project Officer for the National Tree Collection of Scotland (NTCS) said “We hope that everyone will take the chance to explore the Trail as it winds from Dunkeld Cathedral to the Hotel giving insight into the fantastic and unique variety of trees along the route and a bit of the history of trees in the area.”
In addition to interpretation panels along the Trail, there is also a leaflet available at the striking ‘Standing Cones’ structure at the entrance to the Trail.
Established in 2011, and co-ordinated by our partner, the Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, the National Tree Collections of Scotland (NTCS) is the national network of Scotland’s best specimen tree collections. NTCS aims to increase public awareness of and access to Scotland’s wealth of tree collections and help protect them as part of our national heritage for future generations.
More info about the Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust can be found at their website http://pkct.org/
The National Tree Collections of Scotland can be found here http://www.ntcs.org.uk/