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

Trees for Life would like to make clear our position on the current Coronavirus pandemic. We want to assure you we are working to maintain our current activities. However, we are trying to eliminate, manage or reduce the risks of exposure to the virus by staff and volunteers to keep everyone as safe as possible.

As a result, you may find that some orders for goods and services may take longer to fulfil than usual or that we are slower than usual in responding to queries. Please accept our apologies if this happens.

 

[UPDATE: 23/03/2020] We have taken the decision to close our administrative office in Findhorn. As a result, some orders may go unfulfilled for some time. These include printed tree certificates – e-certificates should remain unaffected. We will do our best to contact supporters and offer refunds or electronic alternatives. Whilst the office is closed, we are working from home and will be able to answer your queries and honour orders where this is possible.

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Volunteering

We understand our volunteers may have questions about upcoming volunteering opportunities. Unfortunately, Conservation Weeks are cancelled until 31st July. We are very sorry about the disappointment and any inconvenience this will cause, but we are sure you will understand the reasons for making this decision. Future dates will be reviewed later in the year.

Participants are entitled to a full refund and those who have lost the opportunity to take part this year will be given an advanced booking option for 2021 weeks when they are announced.

 

Orders

We will try to ensure that you receive anything you order as soon as possible, but delivery times and responses to enquiries may take longer than usual. We will endeavor to continue fulfilling orders within 2-3 working days and responding to all enquiries within a reasonable time frame.

 

Events

All Trees for Life public events and school visits will be cancelled until the end of May. The situation will be reviewed in due course.

 

Tree planting

Some tree planting activities will be delayed because we will not have the volunteers to get the trees in the ground. However, all trees purchased by individuals or businesses will be planted as soon as possible.

 

Traineeships

We have taken the difficult decision to suspend the recruitment process. Sincere apologies to those who have already invested time and hope into the application process.

 

Visiting Dundreggan

Getting outside into nature will be an important part of keeping well in the coming months. We are pleased to say that our flagship conservation estate at Dundreggan is still open to visitors and you are welcome to take a walk in the woods. Please note that this does not include visits to our staffed offices.

 

[Updated: 18.3.20] Added Visiting Dundreggan

[Updated: 18.3.20] Added Traineeship status

[Updated: 17.3.20] Policy added to website