Plans to plant one million trees in the Cairngorms as part of a major wildlife restoration project have been unveiled.
The £5.5m project aims to tackle a decline in salmon numbers, by providing shade on tributaries of the Dee in the Balmoral and Invercauld estates.
“The main species of trees involved are alder, willow, rowan, birch, aspen and Scots pine.
It is said they would have been common in the landscape thousands of years ago. “
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