VOLUNTEERS are being urged to get "brashing" this Saturday (November 19) – to help improve a local beauty spot.
The Friends of Kinneil charity is teaming up with Falkirk Council to do environmental works on the foreshore area at Kinneil. They’re also asking the charity’s members – and other volunteers – to come along and help.
Brashing is a forestry term when a tree has its lower branches cut off. It stops young branches interlocking as they get bigger and also allows for the tree to be inspected for any signs of disease or pests. If you would like to do some "brashing" on Saturday, meet The Friends at the Snab Lane Car Park at 10 a.m. You’ll be given a demonstration and the appropriate equipment.
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided at noon. We’ll finish around 2 p.m. Volunteers will also have the chance to get some soup at the nearby Corbie Inn for just £1 (to warm them up after their hard work.) Children can attend as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
For insurance purposes, volunteers need to fill out a form – and bring this along to the event. Download the form here (PDF) (Extra copies of this form will be available on Saturday).