Central Scotland Forest Trust is urging local communities to plant trees to contribute to the creation of woodlands in the area.
Small woodlands play a valuable role, vastly different to that of large forests.
They enhance the landscape and are advantageous in their ability to create habitat networks which can link areas of woodland to form wildlife corridors.
These strengthen the existing woodlands, improve habitat and enable species movement.
Locals can plant trees on their privately owned land while businesses can take part by clubbing together to fund woodland creation on communal land in the vicinity of their premises, positively impacting on the environment and improving the quality of life for locals and visitors.