Heart of Scotland Forest Appeal

Help create a wild wood in the heart of Scotland

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.

Your support will help to plant and protect thousands of new trees in the heart of Scotland.


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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.

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Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership

John Muir Trust, Forest Enterprise Scotland, Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust, Kynachan Estate, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust

The Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership is made up of seven partner organisations, 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.

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How your gift will help

Your gift will help create habitats for wildlife, restore native ecosystems and enhance the beauty of the landscape.

  • £30 could buy 15 new native trees such as rowan and birch
  • £100 could help pay for training and tools for a volunteer group to plant and care for new trees
  • £300 could pay for 20m of fencing to protect native trees from damage caused by grazing animals