Run for Trees

siim-lukka-192415-unsplash copy As February kicks into gear and January fades into the distance, it can sometimes be easy to forget those hopeful, earnest New Year resolutions. Perhaps your resolution was to eat well, or maybe take up a new hobby? Perhaps, as has been my ill-fated resolution for years now, you committed to get active and exercise more. … read more

  • 7th Feb 2019

The Importance of Aspen

IMG_0207 Aspen tree overhanging Loch an Eilein, Rothiemurchus A forest is full of unique sights and ecological diversity, a leafy paradise of vibrant hues. One pioneer species, coloured copper, red, green or yellow used to be a large part of the fabric of the Caledonian Forest and has since been reduced to small and isolated pockets. Now in leafless in winter, yet brilliantly yellow and crawling with insects only months ago, I wanted to touch on the ecological importance of aspen and its respective interspecies relationships as a small reminder of the significance of its recovery. Not to mention I am personally fascinated by beautiful plant life and any information regarding its survival! … read more

  • 18th Jan 2019, by Rosie Jones

Rebuilding a forest

Dundreggan CA I always enjoy spending time in the Scottish mountains - but some visits are special and are likely to stick in the memory for a long time. … read more

  • 17th Dec 2018, by Ross Mackenzie

Come rain or come shine

IMG_3844 Throughout the year, Dundreggan nursery staff, trainees and volunteers are engaged in the crucially important task of seed collection. We collect seed both for ourselves and for the Millennium Seed Bank Project; which means we have trees for tomorrow and trees for the future.  … read more

  • 26th Nov 2018, by Trainees Nick and Tim

Reflections on Finland

saad-chaudhry-766225-unsplash Doug Gilbert, Dundreggan Operations Manager, travelled to Finland to get acquainted with Finnish nature and environmental education practices. This programme was developed by Erasmus+ to further our understanding of forest education and research, appreciate how wildlife such as elk, beaver, capercaillie and their habitats are managed and to see examples of how recreation and food from forests can boost nature tourism. … read more

  • 31st Oct 2018, by Doug Gilbert

Peace through Purpose: A week with Scottish rewilding charity, Trees for Life


  • 30th Oct 2018, by Camilla Allen - Conservation Week volunteer

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