Conservation charity Trees for Life is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its flagship Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston – marking a decade of restoring the Caledonian Forest at the acclaimed site, and an ongoing commitment to investing in the local community. … read more
A specially designed rope bridge slung between trees high over a Highlands road is giving red squirrels a safe crossing. Camera footage has revealed regular use of the bridge by the charismatic species. … read more
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve could be at the core of an unprecedented collaboration between landowners and communities to create an unparalleled forest corridor stretching from Scotland’s east to west coast, says a new film from Forest Enterprise Scotland and conservation charity Trees for Life. … read more
A visit to Glen Affric National Nature Reserve gives the sense of what a restored wild forest in the Scottish Highlands feels like. Majestic old Scots pine trees dot the landscape, while beneath them are their descendants, all reaching for the sky so that they can grow ever taller and become the next generation of statuesque trees. Among the Scots pine are shimmering birch trees and on the ground are a myriad of wild plants, including rare ferns and flowers. Add to this the sound of water falling and flowing and birds, like rare crested tits, calling and singing, and you quickly realise why our ancestors regarded woods as magical, mysterious places. … read more
Scotland: A Rewilding Journey will lay out a vision of how rewilding could transform Scotland and benefit its people and wildlife. It is being supported by a crowdfunding appeal launched today by conservation charity Trees for Life. … read more
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
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