This spring, Trees for Life worked at forest restoration sites in Skye, Glen Affric and at Dundreggan, near Loch Ness, where your trees are planted. More than 16,000 trees have been planted at Dundreggan so far this year, with many funded by companies like TreeTwist - so thank you for your tremendous support!

Trees for Life has planted a mix of rowan, downy birch and willow. These seedlings were grown in their own tree nursery from locally collected seed, eliminating any risk of introducing the diseases which can be found in imported trees. Planting generally occurs in spring and autumn, while other associated tasks such as fertilising and monitoring work are carried out in the summer months. This is because the climate is too hot and dry for the seedlings to establish in the summer - even in Scotland!