Trees for Life – Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts and actions

The team at Trees for Life are doing all we can to operate as close to normal as possible. Yet, Covid-19 continues to impact some aspects of our work. As our office is operating at a reduced capacity, our phone line may not always be available, and email responses may be slightly delayed. We would like to thank you for your patience during this time.

 

Find our latest Covid-19 updates below:

 

Volunteering

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to ask about volunteering opportunities. The safety of our staff and volunteers remains our absolute priority. Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we have decided not to run our Conservation Weeks in spring 2022.

Throughout the pandemic, we have followed a cautious approach putting staff and volunteers first – and this remains our priority. The Conservation Week accommodation at Athnamulloch Bothy is a small space in a remote location, which would present real challenges if someone tested positive for Covid-19. This was not an easy decision to make, and we are sorry for the disappointment that it will cause. We remain hopeful, however, that Conservation Weeks will be able to return in the autumn. If you have further questions please email

Tree planting

Integral to our mission to rewild the Scottish Highlands are people. People to enable it, gain from it and enjoy it. The Conservation Weeks are a cornerstone in achieving this. So it is with a heavy heart that we have been unable to welcome volunteers. We have also lost our workforce who with such diligence and care help us plant forests of the future.

Yet, trees keep growing. Our dedicated team at Dundreggan continue to run the nursery, and we are working with contractors to plant trees at Dundreggan, Glen Affric and other sites in the Highlands. Social distancing, hygiene and Covid-testing have been important steps in making this possible. We are grateful to our contractors for their willingness to add these procedures to their work.

Findhorn Office

Our office at Findhorn is open by appointment only. The team there attend to orders and mail regularly.