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Tree Population

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#1 neepjelly



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:59 AM



I've managed to start a debate in my office by stating that there are more trees in Shetland than people. (I'm sure I've been told this before... and no, i'm not confused with the saying "more sheep than people".


I'm very aware that Shetland is more known for it's lack of trees.. however I think there are a lot more than we give credit too!


Scatsta, Voxter, Brae, Voe, Kergord, Nesting, Girlsta, Tingwall and Lerwick all have a large number of trees.


Can anybody back this up, or am I wrong!?


(Note - next time you're driving anywhere keep your eyes open for trees, there are far more than we let our selves think!!!!)

#2 Colin



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

Depends very much on what you call a 'tree'



Flowering Currant.  Gets to tall to be a 'bush' but, is it a tree in the generally accepted definition?


Then there is heather.  There is a lot of it but, just what is it?

#3 MuckleJoannie



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:22 PM

The Shetland Amenity Trust have a dedicatedd woodland section so if anyone knows it would be them.



#4 The bear

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 07:55 PM

Tree or not a tree that is the question
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