The Caledonian Forest once covered much of the Highlands and was home to many rare and endangered species. Today, only a fraction of the original forest still survives and overgrazing prevents the growth of new trees.
Urgent action is required to conserve the forest and its unique wildlife for the future.
Conservation volunteering with Trees for Life offers a rewarding and hugely enjoyable opportunity to restore native forests and wildlife habitats. Our volunteers have planted over one million trees and we're now working to expand the forests with a million more.
Held at stunning locations across the Scottish Highlands, our Conservation Weeks provide an opportunity for volunteers from all around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, to help restore Scotland's natural environment. From planting trees to removing non-native species, putting up fences, collecting seeds and berries, and growing trees in our nursery, there is something for everyone!
Our Conservation Days are for people who live locally in the Inverness-shire, mid-Highland or West Moray area. They run fortnightly on a Wednesday in a variety of locations across the Highlands. Volunteers take part in a range of exciting activities including tree planting, surveying natural regeneration, rhododendron bashing, collecting seeds and berries, working in our tree nursery and much more!
Project Wolf aims to create a landscape of disturbance within and around the woodland area at Dundreggan, keeping any deer on their toes and less likely to spend time munching seedlings. This project is running in spring only, volunteers are required from 25th March-28th April or from the 1st-31st of May.
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In 2012 we planted our millionth tree! We have now have set ourselves an ambitious new target: to establish another million trees. Help us meet this exciting new milestone...
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