2nd October 2009 back to news

Graham + Sibbald And a Touch Of Green Glamour

Graham + Sibbald invested in their Scottish roots in their 50th anniversary year by planting 500 trees in Teaghlach Wood, near Comrie, in the heart of Scotland.  To celebrate their commitment to the Trees4Scotland project a plaque has been placed on the Teaghlach Wood honours board.

Adding a bit of glamour to the occasion was Sarah Finlay who was recently crowned with the title of Miss Earth Scotland.  Sarah has a passion for helping the environment and is an ambassador for Trees4Scotland.

Sarah comments, “Teaghlach Wood is such a special project and it is just so beautiful up here.  I think it is great that Scottish companies like Graham + Sibbald are supporting tree planting in Scotland”.

Ian Gillies, Managing Partner at Graham + Sibbald said, “We are delighted to be part of this project and feel that it shows both our commitment to environmental issues and also our confidence in the future”.

The trees planted for Graham + Sibbald are forming a key part of the Teaghlach Wood project which is about to grow even bigger with the establishment of ‘phase 2’.

The process begins with spraying the bracken before the land is then deer fenced and mounded in preparation for planting the trees.  The trees themselves are planted over the winter months as they are bare rooted saplings.   The varieties are all native to Scotland and consist of mainly broadleaf such as oak, willow, birch and rowan.

Angus Crabbie of Trees4Scotland states, “The high quality nature of our projects are reflected in the lengths that we go to ensure that all the trees have the best possible chance – resulting in a 99% survival rate”.

Graham + Sibbald
Graham + Sibbald is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-disciplined firms of Chartered Surveyors. The Partnership operates from a network of 14 offices across the UK. The Practice offers a complete range of Property Services including: Residential & Commercial Valuations, Agency, Asset Management, Building Surveying and Project Management, Healthcare, Investment, Licensed Trade & Leisure, Development Planning, Petroleum & Roadside, Business Rating & Appeals.