May 25 2021

Serious Fun for Rescue Dogs at Glen Devon

[caption id="attachment_20946" align="alignnone" width="300"] Nell is a trainee dog with Lomond Mountain Rescue.[/caption]     Woodland Trust Scotland's Glen Devon Woodlands have hosted a mountain rescue exercise run by the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team and the Search and Rescue Dog Association Southern Scotland.   Glen Devon is the collective...

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Dec 03 2020

Dame Judi Dedication

Anyone stuck for a Christmas gift idea could follow Dame Judi Dench's lead. She dedicated a grove at Woodland Trust’s Ledmore and Migdale Wood in Sutherland.   A post marking the grove has recently been erected, after Dame Judi sent out cards last Christmas telling friends she was...

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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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