Glen Affric Forest Landscape Project, Scotland
The native pinewoods in Glen Affric represent one of the largest and last remaining fragments of Caledonian Forest in the UK, supporting over 1,000 wildlife species including golden eagles, pine martens and red squirrels. However, there are many old and dying trees, as excessive grazing pressure has prevented the growth of young trees. This project will engage outdoor users in practical action to reverse the loss of forest. Hands-on restoration work will be undertaken through forest skills courses, volunteer conservation days and weeks, planting 20,000 native trees, removing non-native trees and invasive species, and undertaking restoration of high-altitude montane scrub habitat. The core purpose of Trees for Life is to restore the Caledonian Forest, and all its species of flora and fauna. By providing a positive example working in partnership with nature and demonstrating ecological restoration techniques, it aims to inspire similar projects elsewhere in the UK and around the world.