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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Falls of Bruar

It was in 1787 that Robert Burns (1759-96) visited the Falls of Bruar, Perthshire, Scotland. At that time there was only bare, open hillside and this prompted him to write a poem to the Duke of Atholl requesting that trees be planted.

Part of the poem reads:

Would, then, my noble master please
To grant my highest wishes,
He'll shade my banks wi' tow'ring trees
And bonnie spreading bushes.

A year after Robert Burns died 60,000 Larch and an equal number of Scots Pine were planted in the poet's memory.

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