A woodland is taking root in UK energy capital Aberdeen, where North Star Renewables and pupils from Seaton Primary School have planted a 1.5-hectare forest next door.

The renewable-energy arm of the venerable Aberdeen-based shipowner provided 2500 mixed trees for the woodland, which will act as a natural carbon dioxide sink.

North Star said the project will also be used to attract and reintroduce various species of endangered animals — including Scotland’s beloved red squirrels — to the area.