We need your help to raise £18,000 for an exciting new phase of tree planting in Glen Affric.
In April 1991, almost exactly 25 years ago, we planted some of our very first trees - 5,800 Scots pines – in Glen Affric. Situated at Athnamulloch, they were the front line of an expansion of the Caledonian Forest, to reclaim its former range in the west of the glen. Now, with those pines well-established and supporting a wealth of life, we're ready to move forward with the next phase of rewilding.
Tree planting is at the heart of our project, and it is what has made Trees for Life so effective in reversing the effects of deforestation in the Highlands. Your donation now will make a vital difference to this next phase of our work in Glen Affric, which aims to extend the native woodland through towards the West Coast, creating a continuous extent of forest across this part of the Highlands.
Please help us expand the Caledonian Forest in Glen Affric by making a contribution today.
£3 to £10 per month is usual
Through the generosity of a variety of funders, Trees for Life secured a total of more than £138,500 for this important project.
However, when the plans were submitted to the local council for building warrant approval, they applied more stringent and onerous building regulations than the architects had anticipated, with an additional 19 conditions to be met. This has resulted in an unavoidable delay to the renovation works and has also meant that the cost of the project has increased.
Although Trees for Life successfully raised the funds required to undertake the planned renovations, the additional regulations have resulted in us now urgently needing to raise an additional £19,000 to meet the extra costs involved. We are therefore appealing to our friends, supporters and donors to help us bridge this unexpected funding gap, so that we can realise our dream of a beautifully renovated Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric being used as a strategic base for a substantial new phase in our Caledonian Forest restoration work.
Please help us to renovate the Bothy as a base for our volunteers in Glen Affric.
Donate £250 and have your name listed on a celebratory plaque inside this special place!
Red squirrels were once common throughout the UK. Tragically, they are now one of our rarest mammals and are missing from most of the areas where they once lived. There are many forests in the north-west Highlands that could support red squirrels, but as they can't cross open ground, they can't get there without our help.
Our Red Squirrel Project will move small numbers of red squirrels from areas where they are thriving, and create ten new populations, free from grey squirrels and other threats.
We need to raise £15,000 to carry out this inspiring project.
Please help red squirrels return!
Donate £100 and receive this beautiful A4 print.
In 2012 Trees for Life reached a real milestone - the planting of our Millionth Tree. But beyond the trees we've planted stretches an empty, bleak landscape. We are now doubling our efforts to expand the forest and have set ourselves an ambitious new target: to establish another million trees by 2018.
Please help us plant a Million More Trees!
It costs just £5 to plant and protect a tree.
Donate 10 or more trees and receive a beautiful Caledonian Forest print!
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