Trees for Life

Findhorn, Moray, United KingdomConservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife

Trees for Life is working to ensure the Caledonian Forest grows from the last patches of the original wild forest that remain so it can grow again in large areas of Scotland. The charity is also seeking to ensure the wild forest can grow at a scale that enables rewilding to happen so nature can look after itself, especially around Glen Affric and Glenmoriston where it has worked for many years.

While human activity has been the cause of the loss of so much forest in Scotland and around the world, people are vital to its future.  Much of the work Trees for Life has done so far has been with the help of thousands of volunteers who have joined us to return forest to remote mountains. Working to grow a new wild forest in an inspirational setting has changed many lives. As we work in more places at a bigger scale we know that landowners, local communities and business need to thrive alongside the wild forest. This means working together to strike the right balance between a forest that can take care of itself and humans being able to make a living from it.  We take inspiration from other parts of the world where wild forests full of wildlife also provide work for people who use its riches wisely.