Planting trees on the croft has multiple benefits to the land, crops, livestock, and wildlife. We will plant a tree at the croft on your behalf.
Despite North Ronaldsay’s harsh environment, with careful planning, trees can be established.
Help fight the climate crisis
By removing CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it up, trees help to combat climate change. Recent studies have found that trees may be the best way to stabilise our climate.
Create wildlife habitat
Trees provide important habitats for wildlife and are fundamental to the survival of many species; wildlife such as the red squirrel, capercaillie, black grouse, otters, osprey, golden eagle and the Scottish crossbill.
Trees maintain local water sources
Trees hold water, prevent flooding, restore underground reservoirs and maintain water vapour in the air, increasing the chance of rainfall and reducing drought and desertification.
If you select gift from the options, you can choose from either a e-certificate (sent by email) or a paper certifcate (sent by post). Choosing an e-certificate saves paper and incurs no delivery charge.