Helping nature, helping ourselves

IMG_1010 BenClifton BenClifton 500k HARP participants travel up to the Caledonian Forest in April to discover the therapeutic attributes of nature on a Conservation Week in the Scottish Highlands. … read more

  • 17th Oct 2016, by Niusia Winczewska Main photo © Ben Clifton

Return to Inchvuilt Wood

Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 08.27.54 The end of August and early September is the peak time for common heather(Calluna vulgaris) to be flowering in the Highlands, and I usually aim to do a couple of days of photography of this seasonal phenomenon at different locations each year. This summer I decided to make a return visit to the Inchvuilt Wood in Glen Strathfarrar ... read more

  • 3rd Oct 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Turus nan Craobhan: A Journey with Trees

IMG_0216 Trees for Life’s Corporate & Trusts Development Officer Joyce Gilbert, trades funding application forms for a  'Journey of Trees' - a new Gaelic place-naming weekend of tree planting and pony trekking. … read more

  • 21st Sep 2016, by Joyce Gilbert

Companionship, adventure and hope: A week of tree planting in Glen Affric

P1050357 Heather Beaton, Conservation Week leader for Trees for Life, shares her most recent experience with a group of volunteers in Glen Affric: a week of solitude, companionship, adventure and hope. … read more

  • 16th Sep 2016, by Heather Beaton

A day in Glasdrum Wood: Part 2

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 08.45.26 Continuing on from his previous blog, our Founder explores further into Glasdrum Wood NNR, where there is much more to the forest than first meets the eye ... read more


  • 13th Sep 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Visiting Scotland's rainforests: A day in Glasdrum Wood

IMG_2499 Our Founder plunges into the fascinating world of fungi and lichens on his visit to a protected National Nature Reserve (NNR) rainforest on the west coast of Scotland. 

  • 31st Aug 2016, by Alan Watson Featherstone

Surveying tree regeneration in the Cairngorms

P8160026 Volunteer and Conservation Week leader John Hodgson was recently part of a Trees for Life team visiting Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms, walking transects to survey the rate of natural tree regeneration in the area. Read about his experiences and insights on how to expand the forest in this part of the Scottish Highlands. … read more

  • 30th Aug 2016, by John Hodgson

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