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
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
This year Trees for Life joined forces with The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, to work on The UK National Tree Seed Project. With ever-increasing threats to our native species, Kew is hoping that this project will safeguard trees and shrubs throughout the UK. We have agreed to collect from a variety of species in the northwest highlands of Scotland … read more
The unnaturally high numbers of red deer found across much of Scotland is one of the major conservation issues faced by those working to restore native woodlands. However, the culling of deer is seen by some as cruel. Here we explain why lower numbers of deer are better both for our forests and for the deer themselves … read more
Summer at Dundreggan has had its scattering of sunshine and even a day of 25 degree heat in August. A bit late, but we’ll take it! The sun was shining on the last of a series of summers workshops held at Dundreggan, led by Alasdair Taylor, one of our Long-Term Volunteer placements during summer … read more
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