Press release

Festivalgoers urged to help rewild the Highlands

Trees for Life volunteers © Stephen Couling, Trees for Life Music lovers attending this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – the Highland’s longest running and biggest music festival – are being encouraged to help rewild the Scottish Highlands by having their own trees planted by conservation charity Trees for Life.  … read more

Kilchuimen Primary pupils dig-in to nature

Rhona Community Engagement trainee leading a woodland craft activity ​On a sunny day in mid-May, 20 primary six and seven students from Kilchuimen Primary School, Fort Augustus, took part in an activity day at the Trees for Life Dundreggan estate in Glenmoriston. The day encouraged the students to connect with nature and introduced them to the possibilities of a career in conservation.  … read more

Scientists to study health of reintroduced red squirrels in Highlands

Red-squirrel-©-Peter-Cairns-www.scotlandbigpicture.com_-978x624 The health and genetics of red squirrels reintroduced to woodlands in the Scottish Highlands by conservation charity Trees for Life are to be studied by scientists at the University of Edinburgh. … read more

Unique rewilding training aims to boost employability in rural economy

Trainee Group 03 A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy. … read more

High-altitude forest to save rare trees and help mountain wildlife

Golden Eagle73626 A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees supporting wildlife including golden eagles and mountain hares is to be planted near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by Trees for Life next spring. … read more

Protecting the future of Scotland's trees at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Dwarf birch inside Trees for Life Dundreggan exclosure Trees for Life has been collecting seed from dwarf birch trees on its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, as part of a national project to protect the UK's trees. Trees for Life is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, a programme set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew's Millennium Seed Bank – with funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. … read more

Trees for Life’s red squirrel project wins global conservation competition

Red squirrel c Peter Cairns hires Scotland’s only entry in the Forests category of a leading global conservation competition has won funding of more than £25,000 to help ensure the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. … read more

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