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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Snow Tracking – A Healthy Obsession

If there’s snow on the ground right now, read this and then drop everything.…
Off the beaten track

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The adventure of collecting 40,000 seeds!

This year Trees for Life joined forces with The Royal Botanical Gardens at…

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An inspired and fulfilling month volunteering

After enduring the most dismal six months of weather I have ever lived through…
Volunteer Voice

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