The Cherry Tree Trefoil towards the southern end of the Park was planted in 1935 by the Guides Association in the shape of their emblem – a trefoil. The large numbers of cherry trees (over 400) are planted as avenues alongside the paths and make a magnificent display of pink and white blossom in the spring. These trees are now over 70 years old and in decline.

A program of replacement is started in 2008 with around 50 new trees planted. To help commemorate the centenary of Girl Guiding we will be replacing another 100 trees early next year. In preparation for this some of the trees towards the north end of the trefoil will be felled in October. The council will cordon off the area for safety during the felling so some paths may be closed for a short time.

The replacement trees will be of sufficient size to enable them to flower in the first season and should soon give as good a display of spring blossom as the original trees. We hope to use some of the wood from the felled Cherry Trees to make benches.

If you have any questions about the work please contact either:

The Friends of Braidburn Valley Park tree wardens: TreeWarden@braidburnvalleypark.org.uk Tel: 0131 447 2138 or Mike Shields at Edinburgh Council south.team@edinburgh.gov.uk Tel:  0131 529 5151