Charity tree planting at The Highland Council
Russell Ball, a charity cyclist, stopped off in Inverness on Tuesday 25 September, as part of his 1,000-mile ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to plant a tree in the grounds of The Highland Council’s headquarters in Inverness. A copper beech tree was planted by Russell with support from The Highland Council’s Convener Jimmy Gray and the Development and Infrastructure Service’s Forestry team.
The charity Fund4Trees, which was founded by Russell, promotes sustainable treescapes. The annual Ride for Research cycle challenge aims to raise funds for urban tree research and promote the environmental benefits of urban trees. Along the way Russell stopped off at 11 primary schools, including Fort Augustus and Keiss, to raise awareness on the importance of trees and to plant a tree within their school.