Protecting Scottish trees for the future at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank

sml Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) copy 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

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

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