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Scientists to study health of reintroduced red squirrels in Highlands

Red-squirrel-©-Peter-Cairns-www.scotlandbigpicture.com_-978x624 The health and genetics of red squirrels reintroduced to woodlands in the Scottish Highlands by conservation charity Trees for Life are to be studied by scientists at the University of Edinburgh. … read more

Finding a Friendlier Forestry Future

IMG_1481 Consultations on the new Scottish Forestry Strategy marked the start of an interesting foray into the world of forestry policy for Trees for Life. We knew we were stepping into a heated debate. … read more

Unique rewilding training aims to boost employability in rural economy

Trainee Group 03 A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy. … read more

Six months of Skills for Rewilding

Trainee Group 02 Paul Greaves catches up with our ‘Skills for Rewilding’ trainees to find out how they’re getting on now they are halfway through the programme. Paul is responsible for the Skills for Rewilding programme based at Dundreggan, coordinating the training that’s giving fifteen people, over three years, the chance to learn new skills in horticulture, forestry, community engagement and deer and estate management. … read more

  • 15th Feb 2019, by Paul Greaves. Image © Alex MacLeod; Trees for Life. Trainees left to right, Nick, Callum, Tim and Rhona.
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High-altitude forest to save rare trees and help mountain wildlife

Golden Eagle73626 A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees supporting wildlife including golden eagles and mountain hares is to be planted near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by Trees for Life next spring. … read more

Protecting the future of Scotland's trees at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Dwarf birch inside Trees for Life Dundreggan exclosure Trees for Life has been collecting seed from dwarf birch trees on its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, as part of a national project to protect the UK's trees. Trees for Life is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, a programme set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew's Millennium Seed Bank – with funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. … read more

Trees for Life’s red squirrel project wins global conservation competition

Red squirrel c Peter Cairns hires Scotland’s only entry in the Forests category of a leading global conservation competition has won funding of more than £25,000 to help ensure the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. … read more

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