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

Protecting Scottish trees for the future at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank

sml Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) copy Award winning Scottish charity Trees for Life is helping to secure the future of Scotland’s native trees by collecting seed from wild tree species in the North-West Highlands. The seeds are being stored in the underground vaults of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank – forming part of the UK’s first national collection of tree seeds.  … read more

Boost for Scotland’s international reputation for wilderness and wildlife

ERN-logo-banner Scotland’s international reputation as a key destination for experiencing world-class wild landscapes and outstanding wildlife is to be boosted by Trees for Life joining a prestigious and growing European association of rewilding projects. … read more

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