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Mysterious mushroom mixture set to boost reforestation of the Highlands

Trees for Life's mysterious mushroom mixture (medium) In an innovative trial beginning this spring, Trees for Life will harness the power of local mushrooms to boost reforestation at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. … read more

Trees for Life 25th Anniversary!

IMG_1432 Double rainbow over an old Scots pine at Coille Ruigh Some dates are worth celebrating – it’s 25 years since Trees for Life became a charity.  That means we have officially been restoring the Caledonian Forest for a quarter of a century.  I’ve been here for two of those years and am constantly amazed and inspired by the achievements that Trees for Life staff and volunteers have made happen since 1993. This blog is my homage to them and to the countless supporters, members and funders that enable all this incredibly positive work to happen. … read more

Helping 'The Reds Return' to the Highlands

Red squirrel c Peter Cairns medium Trees for Life has launched an appeal to raise £22,000 to ensure a better future for red squirrels in the Highlands of Scotland. … read more

Alan Watson Featherstone - founder of Trees for Life

Champion pine 1992 to 2015 smaller Alan Watson Featherstone’s inspiration, passion and strong commitment to save the Caledonian Forest led to the creation of Trees for Life in 1986 and its establishment as an independent charity in 1993. As he has recently moved on to new projects in February 2018, we wanted to acknowledge and give thanks for his enormous contribution to both the forest and the organisation. … read more

Alan's changing role: update

IMG_8263 Alan & Glen Cannich pine 2013 Alan Watson Featherstone, founder of Trees for Life, stepped down from his paid staff role at Trees for Life in October 2017.

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2017 Photography Competition Winners Announced!

Photo competition cover image The winners of the 2017 photography contest have been selected. We present our three winning images!  … read more

Rare high-altitude money spider discovered near Loch Ness

Rare money spider Hilaira nubigena © Jens-Kjeld Jensen copy Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness have revealed a rare money spider in a find described by experts as “spectacular”. … read more

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