The world of conservation can sometimes be quite focused on the accumulation of knowledge and facts – which is great! The natural world is endlessly fascinating, but could it be that focusing exclusively on this very intellectual kind of connection to things becomes an obstacle to a deeper, more emotional connection? … 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
Heather Beaton, Conservation Week leader for Trees for Life, shares her most recent experience with a group of volunteers in Glen Affric: a week of solitude, companionship, adventure and hope. … read more
In June 2015 Alasdair Taylor arrived at Dundreggan as a Long-Term Volunteer, eager to immerse himself in the Ancient Caledonian Forest and to fulfil a long-held ambition to contribute to Trees for Life's mission. He details his journey of then going on to facilitate a Trees for Life Conservation Week focused on ecotherapy in May this year. … read more
Can regeneration of existing woodland be achieved just by reducing deer numbers? Surprisingly, a few decades ago, the answer to that question – that indeed it is possible - was not universally accepted. Roy Turnbull, long-time volunteer and supporter of Trees for Life visits Glenfeshie Estate to witness the transformation. … read more
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