Oct 11 2019

Your Invitation to the Loch Arkaig Ancient Tree Recording Day!

Discover the ancient trees of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest 


Sun 10 Nov 2019

Join staff and volunteers from around Scotland on Sun 10 Nov 2019 from 10am to 4pm to find and record some of Scotland’s most interesting Caledonian pine trees at Loch Arkaig Pine Forest, near Spean Bridge (nearest postcode PH34 4EL).

Venture into remote areas of the forest and learn from our site manger Steve why the veteran trees at Arkaig are important for site management and restoration. For those who recorded here in 2017, we’re visiting a new location, accessible only by boat. Our goal is to record 100+ trees on the day. Please be warned – there are no paths and the ground is uneven and steep in places.


You’ll need:

-to make your own way to a local meeting point (tbc nearer the time)

-a reasonable level of fitness, good boots and a packed lunch

-to come prepared for any weather (rain, hail or snow)


All that you record, discover and learn on the day will contribute to our growing knowledge of this vast forest.


Please email tomreed2@woodlandtrust.org.uk ASAP to reserve your place on this adventurous group recording day. Hope to see you there!


About Loch Arkaig:


Loch Arkaig is a special place, home to some of the most significant remnants of Caledonian pinewood remaining in Scotland as well as much native wildlife (view our much admired live Arkaig Ospreycam here).

Last year saw the first ancient tree recording day at Arkaig, which was a huge success and a fantastic experience for those who came. This year we will continue to discover and record more special trees to the Ancient Tree Inventory in an area where no recording has taken place so far!

Read more about Loch Arkaig pine forest.

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