A FIFE MSP has pledged to plant a Growforth Tree for her community. 

Annabelle Ewing, MSP for the Cowdenbeath constituency, committed to planting the tree following a Scottish Parliamentary event earlier this year to discuss the Environmental Horticulture Growth Strategy for Scotland. 

The initiative is kindly sponsored by members of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA). Growforth in Dunfermline is one of those supporting this good cause.

Ms Ewing visited her local plant centre to accept two Japanese Maples, which will now be planted in Crossgates. 

She said: "I am delighted to pledge to plant these trees for this worthy cause organised by the HTA and would like to thank Stan and his team at Growforth for sponsoring our tree. We have found a perfect spot at the entrance to Lady Anne Court.

“Environmental Horticulture is so important to Scotland’s biodiversity, health, mitigating climate change and creating jobs.”

Crossgates Greenfingers Chairman Gordon Black and Cynthia Black, the Treasurer, were delighted to welcome the donation of the trees from the MSP on behalf of the local community.

Stan Green, Director of Growforth, added: "We welcomed Annabelle, who is a great advocate for gardening, and we are happy to provide the Acers to be planted and enjoyed by the community.”