Feb 11 2020

Rare Rainforest Fungus Found at Dunollie

We are delighted that visitors to the Trust's Dunollie Wood have found hazel glove fungus - an indicator of high quality temperate rainforest.     The fungus was spotted by retired Countryside Ranger Richard Wesley during a recent visit to Dunollie by Lorn Natural History Group.   Richard spotted a fragment...

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Feb 11 2020

Gnat’s a First for Arkaig!

An insect survey at the Trust's Loch Arkaig Pine Forest has recorded two species of fungus gnat previously unseen in Britain.   Fungus gnats are a large group of tiny flies whose larvae feed on mushrooms and fungi.   Boletina gusakovae is more usually found in Finland and Russia, and Mycetophila idonea in...

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May 24 2019

Atlantic Woodland Alliance – Saving Scotland’s Rainforests

Woodland Trust has brokered an alliance between some of Scotland's largest nature conservation organisations in a bid to save the country’s dwindling rainforests.   [caption id="attachment_10956" align="alignnone" width="300"] Birchwoods at Ben Shieldaig. Pic by Phil Formby[/caption]   Members of the Atlantic Woodland Alliance gathered at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh...

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May 24 2019

Croft Woodland Conference

Delegates from across the crofting counties gathered in Boat of Garten for a two-day conference – celebrating rising interest in trees on crofts, and launching a best practice handbook to ensure continuing success in the sector.     The event celebrated nearly thirty years of croft woodlands since...

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Mar 27 2019

Trust Buys Ben Shieldaig

  The Woodland Trust has bought spectacular Ben Shieldaig in the North-west of Scotland after a public appeal raised the purchase price of £1.6M in a little over two months.  Fundraising continues with a target to raise a further £3.4M for management costs. People seem to...

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Jan 30 2019

Deer Jump Success at Arkaig

[caption id="attachment_8628" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Oi! Those are my tatties!"[/caption]   Trail camera images have shown an innovative approach to deer management is working well at Loch Arkaig. We have built a fence to protect part of the pine wood. We would very much like deer to be able...

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