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 visit to Scotland’s most westerly pinewood

Over the years I’ve visited many of the old native pinewoods that are…
From our Founder

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A lot to learn from Norway's land use

Mick Drury, Field Projects Co-ordinator at Trees for Life, goes to Norway…
Off the beaten track

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An urbanite goes rewilding: What to expect from a Conservation Week

Replacing digital tweets with real ones: a volunteer's account of a Conservation…
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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