Nature needs a little nurture
Sparse, scattered patches are all that remains of native woodland on the slopes of Schiehallion. Without protection from grazing, these remnants of woodland cannot expand and wildlife is confined to clumps of willow and rows of non-native conifers.
But with your help, this spectacular mountain landscape at the heart of Scotland can be transformed. Through the Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership, we are aiming to link our land at East Schiehallion with four neighbouring properties to create a thriving woodland corridor that stretches across more than 3,000 hectares between Schiehallion and Loch Tummel.
Please help us reach our £50,000 target to plant and protect thousands of new trees in the heart of Scotland.
Bringing woodlands back to life
At East Schiehallion, native trees will be planted to help turn existing patches of shrub and rows of non-native conifers into healthy forests full of birch, rowan and Scots pine, where wildlife can flourish. New and existing woodland will be protected with sensitively-sited fencing to allow trees to grow without damage by grazing animals.
Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership
John Muir Trust, Forest Enterprise, Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust, Kynachan Estate, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust
The Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership is made up of six partner organizations, working together to connect woodlands across Highland Perthshire. Our shared vision is of a restored and vibrant landscape that provides opportunities for wildlife to thrive, for local employment and for people to enjoy.
We have a long-term vision of this upland area as a living breathing landscape, with native woodland, flourishing wildlife and picturesque footpaths.Dr. Liz Auty, East Schiehallion Manager
How your gift will help
Your gift will help create habitats for wildlife, restore native ecosystems and enhance the beauty of the landscape.
- £30 will buy 15 new native trees such as rowan and birch
- £100 will help pay for training and tools for a volunteer group to plant and care for new trees
- £300 will pay for 20m of fencing to protect native trees from damage caused by grazing animals