The Festival Wood is wild forest regeneration initiative from A Greener Festival. The Festival Woods is an opportunity for the live industry, artists and fans to give something back to the great outdoors that we love to enjoy. A festival legacy that will grow and grow. Furthermore, based on calculations from the Woodland Trust, 1tonne of carbon could be sequestered for every 4 trees planted – so let’s get planting!
A Greener Festival chose to team with Trees for Life to create the Festival Wood, due to their proven and outstanding commitment to restoring, protecting and nurturing the wild forests in the Scottish Highlands.
“Trees for Life’s vision is to restore a wild forest, which is there for its own sake, as a home for wildlife and to fulfill the ecological functions necessary for the wellbeing of the land itself.”
Trees are planted in natural distribution patterns at sites that offer maximum benefits for biodiversity. Trees for Life’s focus is on native species grown from locally collected seed, including Scots pine, willow, rowan, birch, hazel, alder, holly, aspen and bird cherry. The Festival Woods are beginning in Dundreggan, an area of 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness.
We invite festivals, festival-goers, artists, suppliers and the whole festival community to get involved and donate trees, at £6 each, to this lasting positive restoration. We hope to one day see the Festival Woods flourish to become a diverse Festival Forest, rich with biodiversity and protected wilderness.
The first 300 trees are donated by our friends and coach travelers with Big Green Coach, the team at A Greener Festival and a wonderful 100 tree donation in loving memory of Aidan ‘Tig’ Challis.
Visit and Volunteer
Dundreggan has a visitor area so if you wish to see the Festival Wood you can! There is also opportunity to volunteer to go and plant trees with Trees for Life’s Conservation Holidays. There are also educational walks and opportunities to observe the areas wildlife.
If you are a festival and want to get involved with the Festival Woods project contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Trees for Life’s project area for forest restoration
Dundreggan tree planting and conservation project sites
The following festivals and suppliers have contributed to Festival Wood:
Al Green Productions, Association of Festival Organisers, Barley Arts – Italy, Belladrum (Tartan Heart 2012) Festival, Bestival, The Cambridge Folk Festival, Charge and Store, Deer Shed Festival, Electric Hotel, End of the Road Festival, Et Voila Events (January 2013), Et Voila Events (June 2013), festivalmag.com, Glastonbury Festival, HADRA Trance Festival, ID&C Ltd (2013), Kendal Calling, Live Experience, Stack Cup, Peppermint Bars, Rockstar Services
but it's a business where sometimes air travel is unavoidable.
Therefore I'm delighted to participate in this great initiative by AGF & Trees For Life.