Conservation

Our conservation partners are involved in all aspects of our work to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.  We’ve planted over 1.2 million trees and carried out vital forest conservation work at locations across the region. There is still much more to be done as we work to expand the forests with a million more trees and conserve rare forest-dependent species.

If you are a landowner or company interested in woodland creation, please contact either Mick Drury by emailing mick@treesforlife.org.uk or Alan McDonnell by emailing alanm@treesforlife.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact them by phoning 01309 691292.

Balnacarn Estate, Glen Moriston

Our work here has focussed on establishment of native woodland in and immediately below the treeline, including promoting dwarf birch regeneration, an important component of montane scrub.

Ben Damph Estate, Torridon

Ben Damph, located on the West coast, has an ambitious target of rhododendron removal. Our Torridon volunteer Conservation Weeks are helping to rid the estate of this non-native invasive shrub.

Culligran Estate, Glen Strathfarrar

In partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, we are establishing a series of forest exclosures that will provide an important link between existing ancient woodland in this beautiful glen.

Forestry Commission Scotland

FCS are one of our major conservation partners. We work with them at several sites including the Kinloch Hills on Skye, Glen Affric, and within the old pinewoods of Glen Garry and Glen Moriston. 

Highland Aspen Group

HAG is an informal collection of individuals and organisations that have been working since 2004 to enhance the place of aspen in the Scottish landscape.

Montane Scrub Action Group

We are a founding member of the MSAG, which has promoted the restoration of treeline and mountain woodland since the mid 1990’s. 

National Trust for Scotland

Our partnership with NTS is focused on the remote West Affric Estate. We have established new native woodland in a series of fenced exclosures, as part of our aim to build a forest network towards the west coast. 

RSPB

Our partnership work with the RSPB is based at their Corrimony reserve in Glen Urquhart. Our volunteers have been working here since 1999 as part of the major forest restoration programme that the RSPB are carrying out there. 

Scatwell Estate, Strathconon

Much of our pioneering aspen work is carried out at Scatwell, including collection of roots and shoots for propagation, plus planting.

Wester Guisachan Estate, Glen Affric area

We are focussing on dwarf birch restoration at Wester Guisachan, as part of our montane scrub restoration work.

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