A feeling of purpose

Jamie 1 Fast forward nearly two years. It is ostensibly Spring in Dundreggan. Following my return to the UK in the Autumn of 2017, I have just completed my second week of volunteering with Trees for Life. … read more

  • 16th Apr 2019, by Jamie Rhodes

The Allt Ruadh Forest

Job Done2 Stephen Couling began volunteering with us in 2016 and soon became a group guide and an invaluable member of the team. Stephen has led 27 Conservation Weeks, 19 of which have focussed on planting trees in the Allt Ruadh Forest exclosure … read more

  • 13th Mar 2019, by Stephen Couling

Take a closer look at the forest floor

wood ants When you look closely, it’s amazing what you’ll find in the forest. Doug Gilbert, Dundreggan Operations Manager, explores the forest floor in search of wood ants. A keystone species in the forest – wood ants play a major role in nature throughout the world, and Scotland is no exception. … read more

  • 9th May 2018, by Doug Gilbert, Dundreggan Operations Manager

Saving our Seeds: An inspirational week at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

IMG_2901 Our new Caledonian Forest Research Centre at Dundreggan, funded with the help of donations and grants, will come into operation later this year. It provides a much-needed opportunity to improve our seed preparation facilities. To help ensure we have the right equipment, our nursery team recently took part in a week-long training course at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst to learn from the global experts in seed storage. … read more

  • 22nd Mar 2018, by Emma Beckinsale. Image - the Kew Millennium Seed Bank

A Week on the Trees for Life Nursery

dundreggan tree nursery Birch, alder, aspen, black thorn, rowen, downy birch, downy willow, wooly willow, Scots pine, bird cherry, tea-leaved willow, juniper, oak, hazel… These are just a few of the different species of local flora that I was introduced to during my time at Trees for Life. … read more

  • 2nd Jun 2017, by Mireille C. Crocco

A night with the ‘wolves’

IMG_0480 Having traversed the hillside back and forth, in and out of the woodland, we returned to the parachute base camp ... read more

  • 1st Jun 2017, by Alan Watson Featherstone

New spring season starts at Dundreggan 

Volunteers banner for website "It was a real pleasure to be running the first conservation week of the Spring season with my fellow Volunteer Team Leader, and Trees for Life legend, Joan Fairhurst." … read more

  • 12th Apr 2017, by John Hodgson

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