Award winning Scottish charity Trees for Life is helping to secure the future of Scotland’s native trees by collecting seed from wild tree species in the North-West Highlands. The seeds are being stored in the underground vaults of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank – forming part of the UK’s first national collection of tree seeds. … read more
Over the next three years Trees for Life will be carrying out a groundbreaking Red Squirrel Reintroduction Project, to increase numbers of this charismatic species across the Highlands. Red squirrels were once present across the UK but are now mainly restricted to Scotland, with small numbers in England and Wales ... read more
Allt Beithe Garbh is a 23 acre exclosure that we established for forest restoration in 1995. It was the second of ten fenced areas that we erected between 1994 and 2000 in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) on their West Affric estate. The growth of trees since then demonstrates very effectively how a forest will naturally re-establish in the absence of over-grazing by red deer and sheep ... read more
In the middle of December I was out at Dundreggan with a couple of my colleagues, including Doug Gilbert, our Operations Manager at the Estate, and Colin Blyth, a consultant whom we work with on our forest restoration projects there
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