A DEDICATED group of volunteers have planted a tree on the grounds at University Hospital Ayr as part of the Woodland Trust’s National Campaign to ‘plant a tree to save the world’.

The volunteers are part of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Green Gym group on site and consists of patients looking to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through practical conservation activities, health walks, gardening, growing and citizen science activities.

A range of woodland walks, paths and greenspaces are now available to be enjoyed and over 2,500 new trees have been planted.

Dr Joy Tomlinson, Interim (Joint) Director of Public Health), said: “The health of our planet and the health of our population are clearly linked. Planting a tree feels like an achievable contribution that we can make in the flight against climate change.”