Category Archives: Scotland

School Wood Saved!! (for the moment)

Nearly four hectares of ancient woodland in the Cairngorms National Park have been saved (Whoop – Whoop!) In May 2013 we were alerted to a planning application that could cause the direct loss of almost four hectares of ancient woodland. … Continue reading

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Come sit beneath the fiddle tree

On the bank of the River Tay near Dunkeld in Perthshire is a very special oak tree, but you might not think so at first glance. It is around 300 years old and its bark is bristling with lichen, moss … Continue reading

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A “Domesday Book” for Scotland’s woods: real insight into the condition of Scotland’s native woods

For decades the Woodland Trust has championed the value of Scotland’s native-woodlands to the Scottish Government, the Forestry Commission, councils, landowners, and agencies such as Scottish Natural Heritage. To their credit, many of them did not take much persuading, but … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree

Symbols matter, from our favourite football team’s colours, to the flags of our nations. They help us identify with each other and can unite us in a common cause. That’s why the news that the thistle, the saltire cross, and … Continue reading

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People’s Millions – vote today!

A quick post from our Scotland team for our mighty band of woodland-minded subscribers, who hopefully will be up for this action… “We need your help to bring life to our woods in Livingston, West Lothian. For one day only, … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree – Scots pine?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. We’ve invited advocates for six species to give the case for their tree of choice. In the last of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s national tree – juniper?

The Scottish Government is considering whether Scotland should have its own national tree, and if so, what species should be chosen. The iconic Scots pine is an obvious choice for this accolade, but there are other candidates. We’ve invited advocates … Continue reading

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