Festival Wood

The Festival Woods is wild forest regeneration initiative from A Greener Festival. It is not an offset scheme. The Festival Woods is an opportunity for the festival community to give something back to the great outdoors that we love to enjoy. A festival legacy that will grow and grow.

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 1056 trees

Claire, Ben & Helen from AGF planting our first 300 trees in Dundreggan

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.

We invite festivals, festival-goers, artists, suppliers and the whole festival community to get involved and donate trees, at £5 each, to this lasting positive restoration. We hope to one day see the Festival Woods flourish to become a diverse Festival Forest, rich with biodiversity and protected wilderness.

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.

For more information about the Festival Woods project . . .

Contact: hello@agreenerfestival.com
Or see our page on Trees for Life here.
Trees cost just £5 each. Click here to donate (button goes to Trees For Life website):

Thanks to all of our donors – including:

PsyBeat (psytrance music community)
End of the Road Festival
Belladrum (Tartan Heart 2012) Festival
Barley Arts, Italy
The Electric Hotel
Stack Cup
Peppermint Bars
Al Green Productions
Glastonbury Festival
Rockstar Services
Sam & Helen Hinde
Et Voila Events (January 2013)
ID&C Ltd (2013)
Live Experience
Et Voila Events (June 2013)
Deer Shed Festival
Alan & Helen Innes
Kendal Calling