of Aros Park
Isle of Mull
the report was submitted in 1994, and after lengthy discussions, many of
these proposals have been implemented.
The clearing of Rhododendron Ponticum is proceeding slowly but thoroughly,
containing the new growth with a herbicide which is particularly ‘environmentally
There is a rolling programme of replanting and maintenance, with specie
rhododendrons, all other plants, shrubs and trees.
New pathways, improved car-parks and picnic areas, plus barbecue facilities
and cycleways are making the Park increasingly attractive.
The planting of “commemorative” trees is actively encouraged.
The signage on the paths and walkways has been improved and where necessary
Equipment has been installed which will give exact information on the number
of visitors to the Park.
There is active consideration, in all planning and planting, to encourage
and protect wildlife.
The loch has recently been dredged and cleaned, and therefore an even more
spectacular display can be expected from the abundant water-lilies.
Facilities for fishing for the disabled have been constructed.
There is an active ‘Friends of Aros Park’ group.