Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Gorse And Bracken

Brae of Towie

Tree Planting in Aberdeenshire at Brae of Towie

Brae of Towie is a 28-acre, degraded Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland in Aberdeenshire. Brae New World is the conservation project working to revive the woodland and create wildlife corridors to other woodland patches in the surrounding area.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Brae of Towie is home to a number of protected species. Visitors are welcome, by appointment only. Please email braenewworld@ziggyswish.com to make an appointment.

The project was started in 2021 and is managed by social enterprise Ziggy’s Wish, who offer rewilding stays in the woodland for people looking to get more involved. 100% of the profits from the stays go back into the brae’s regeneration.

In Scotland, Ancient Woodland is defined as land that is currently wooded and has been continually wooded, at least since 1750. Semi-Natural refers to Ancient Woodland that, through human intervention, has experienced some change in woodland structure and species composition.

Brae of Towie has been weakened by centuries of cutting and clearing, resulting in large areas of the brae becoming dominated by gorse and bracken. Now, with the help of EFORESTS, a dedicated tree-planting program is underway: encouraging a variety of native and wild fruiting tree species throughout the site, and helping to restore the richer, more diverse flora and fauna that the Brae of Towie woodland would once have enjoyed.

Photo Gallery

  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Gorse And Bracken
  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Newly Planted Trees In The Woodland
  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Newly Planted Trees Among The Gorse
  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Newly Planted Trees In Shelters
  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Planting New Trees In The Woodland
  • Brae Of Towie  -  Aberdeenshire  -  Volunteers Prepare Shelters To Protect The Trees

Tree Species at Brae of Towie

Since 2022 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 500 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:


Address

Brae of Towie
Cullen, Buckie
Aberdeenshire
AB56 5TA

Map



External links

http://www.braenewworld.com/

EFORESTS is not responsible for the content on external websites.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Dedicate a tree to be planted in SCOTLAND or elsewhere in the UK.