New Species Profile: Goat Willow

web thumb This widespread but relatively uncommon deciduous tree supports a large range of species in the Caledonian Forest. Read more...

Red squirrel spotted at Dundreggan!

DSCF2134 Last week we received some very exciting news when a Conservation Day Volunteer spotted our first red squirrel at Dundreggan Conservation Estate. … read more

Do red squirrels visit your garden? If so, we need your help!

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 17.00.32 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

Results of our work - Natural regeneration at Allt Beithe Garbh

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 15.37.42 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

New section added - Results of our work

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 14.37.14 2 Trees for Life began practical work in 1989. This new section of our website shows the impact of our work across 38 major tree-planting sites.

A new discovery at Dundreggan

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 09.09.55 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

Return to the Barrach Wood

IMG_6233-300x200 After my visit to the Barrach Wood at Cougie near Glen Affric in late November last year, I was keen to return and explore more of this special area so in early January I made it the destination for my first trip of the new year

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