Trees for Life: restoring the wilderness

Trees for Life is an award-winning charity working to restore Scotland's ancient Caledonian Forest. Our long-term vision is to restore natural forests and rare wildlife to a spectacular wilderness region of the Scottish Highlands, including our 10,000 acre Dundreggan Estate.

Our work is about people as much as places. Our conservation work is carried out by volunteers and funded by our members, charitable trusts, corporate supporters and people who dedicate a tree or grove.

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Tree planting: get involved

Tree Planting

Conservation volunteering with Trees for Life offers a rewarding and hugely enjoyable opportunity to restore native forests and wildlife habitats. 


Wildlife: Meet the residents


The Caledonian Forest supports a unique array of biodiversity, including many rare and endangered species.

Species profiles

From our blogs

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Ecological succession

When the glaciers retreated from the Highland glens at the end of last…
Off the beaten track

Rewilding our red deer

The unnaturally high numbers of red deer found across much of Scotland is…

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An oasis of life in a depleted landscape

On the morning of the last of the three days I spent on the West Affric Estate…
From our Founder

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A new world of botany for Long-Term Volunteer, Felicitas

Felicitas Lang shares her experience of 4 weeks at Dundreggan as…
Volunteer Voice

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