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

A good week for water voles

Forever immortalised as 'Ratty' in Wind in the Willows, water voles…
Off the beaten track

The return of the leaves

Spring has been really late in northern Scotland this year and by the end…
From our Founder

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An urbanite goes rewilding: my week with Trees for Life

Last week, I took a break from from the never-ending whirr of modern life…
Volunteer Voice

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Black grouse at dawn

I’ve been up super-early several times in the last spell of good weather.…

more blogs

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