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Aerial view of a forest of green treetops

Credit: WTML

The Big Climate Fightback

Help us fight for the future of the planet by being one in a million people pledging to plant a tree on 30 November 2019.
Pledge to plant

Two osprey chicks in the nest at Loch Arkaig

Credit: Lewis Pate / WTML

Arkaig’s 2019 ospreycam highlights

Despite threats from owls, badgers and extreme weather, two healthy chicks survived and fledged. Watch this film for a two-minute summary of their incredibly rapid development.

Watch this season’s highlights

Aerial view of Ben Shieldaig mountain

Credit: Steve Carter / WTML

Ben Shieldaig appeal

This breathtaking slice of Caledonian pine forest – part of Scotland's rainforest and our first ever mountain – now has a bright future.

See what we've achieved

Did you know?

We directly manage around 60 woodland sites from Stranraer to Sutherland and Skye to Aberdeenshire; from urban Glenrothes and Livingston to remote Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.

Find a wood

Scotland has better tree cover than the rest of the UK but is poorly wooded compared to most of Europe. Just 18% of Scotland has tree cover compared to a European average of 37%. And only 4% of Scotland is native woodland and over half of those woods are in poor condition. Just 1% of our land area has ancient woodland.

Our woods are free to visit. To find one near you use our woodland search page.

Did you know?

Scotland is home to around 75% of the UK's red squirrel population. Around 30 have recently been translocated to our Ledmore & Migdale site in Sutherland.

Spotting wildlife in our woods

Our woods provide precious homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Ancient trees support some of our rarest and most threatened species; hedgerows are vital habitats for many birds; and dead and decaying wood supports countless invertebrates.

Learn about the captivating wildlife species in our woods and the trees, plants and weird and wonderful fungi that together provide them with homes, food and shelter.

Read our latest blogs

Did you know?

Tree roots extend out much further beyond the crown than many people think and their fungal partners extend even further. They are usually in the top 30cm of soil and are vulnerable to damage.

Get involved 

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Woodland Trust in Scotland. Supporters generously give us their time, their money, or their voice – working on big projects or really small ones and everything in between. Choose from membership of the Trust, supporting an appeal or a campaign, volunteering in our woods or at our events, or even becoming a volunteer speaker or photographer. Whatever you do, your support makes us stronger.

Events near you

 

Light Up Your Lantern, Glen Finglas

Come and join us at Glen Finglas on a magical ranger-led dusk walk through one of our ancient and atmospheric oak woods. Make your own special lantern to guide you along the dark path. Then warm yourself by the fire whilst toasting marshmallows, sipping a comforting hot drink and listening to stories.

Date and time: Saturday 26 October, 5pm or 6.30pm
Location: Glen Finglas, by Brig o' Turk, Callander, Stirlingshire
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Apple day, Bellsquarry Wood

Join us for a day of all things apple! Bring your own apples and press them for juice; enter your apple recipe into our 'Great Apple Bake Off'; make your own bird feeder from, you guessed it, an apple; and have some fun with our crafts and games.
Date and time: Sunday 27 October, 10am–1pm
Location: Bellsquarry Wood, Livingston
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Plant! Kinclaven Bluebell Wood

Help us continue planting a new woodland around Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, near Murthly, Perthshire. This November we will be planting 7,500 native trees in Court Hill fields and aim to plant 3,000 on this community planting day so we really need your help.

Date and time: Saturday 9 November, 10am–2pm
Location: Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, Perthshire
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The Big Climate Fightback

Take part in ‘The Big Climate Fight Back’ and plant trees with us at Kinclaven Bluebell Wood. We want a million people across the UK to plant a tree on this day! Do your bit, get your hands dirty and help fight against climate change. #everytreecounts

No experience required, just come along and we’ll show you what to do. We will provide all equipment and even a cuppa!
Date and time: Saturday 30 November, 10am–12noon
Location: Kinclaven Bluebell Wood, Perthshire
More information

Contact us

By post: 
The Woodland Trust Scotland,
South Inch Business Centre,
Shore Road,
Perth PH2 8BW
Phone: 0173 863 5544
Email: Scotland@woodlandtrust.org.uk

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