The project began with 300 trees – donated by Big Green Coach, A Greener Festival and a wonderful 100 tree donation in loving memory of Aiden ‘Tig’ Challis.
A Greener Festival chose to team with Trees for Life to create the Festival Woods, due to their proven and outstanding commitment to restoring, protecting and nurturing the wild forests in the Scottish Highlands.
So far we have planted 653 trees
Trees for Life’s vision is to restore a wild forest, which is there for its own sake, as a home for wildlife and to fulfill the ecological functions necessary for the wellbeing of the land itself.
Trees are planted in natural distribution patterns at sites that offer maximum benefits for biodiversity. Trees for Life’s focus is on native species grown from locally collected seed, including Scots pine, willow, rowan, birch, hazel, alder, holly, aspen and bird cherry. The Festival Woods are beginning in Dundreggan, an area of 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness.
Visit and Volunteer
Dundreggan has a visitor area so if you wish to see the Festival Woods you can! There is also opportunity to volunteer to go and plant trees by pre-arrangement with Trees for Life. There are also educational walks and opportunities to observe the areas wildlife.