Trees for Life - Volunteering in November/December

Interested in the outdoors and conservation?

...Then why not put your interest to good cause and volunteer with Trees for Life.
We had a pleasant October with some fine autumn weather on our days out. There was a tough day’s planting out near Glen Affric, but we got the trees in the ground. A full minibus of folk headed to the tree nursery at Dundreggan to complete the main work there for the year.
We’re heading north-west from Inverness for our final two days of the year, both in the Garve area. There will be a return to one of the most northerly oakwoods at Grudie, a great spot with fine views. And a return to the rhododendron bashing site at Garve, finishing off the work we’ve undertaken there over the past few years, together with blazing fires, mulled wine and mince pies!
The main nursery work is over for the year and we’d like to say a huge thank you for all the help out there! They could still do with an odd hand to wrap up for the winter so if you’re able to make your own way to Dundreggan, or to Drumnadrochit, then please get in touch directly with Jill on 01320 340242 or by email

Conservation Days - November / December 2017

Dates for your diary

Weds Nov 8th              Grudie Oakwood, near Garve. Tree protection & acorn collection.
We’ve grown on oaks from acorns collected at the wood and planted them out in recent years. Now a return to finish protecting them, using recycled fence materials. And we’ll be hunting for more acorns to get the next generation of oaks going. Short walks onto site but steep and rough ground.
Weds Dec 6th               Garve, Fieldwork Trust. Rhododendron bash.

Annual seasonal rhodie bash, mainly burning brash this year. An easy site to work on so  suitable for all. Followed by the usual mince pie fest.

To join a Conservation Day, please contact us either by email or phone, 01309 691292.  As usual if you have any problems on the morning of your Conservation Day please call the day leader on 0778 0214464.

Posted by Editor on 27 October 2017 at 07:28

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