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Ancient tree recording days

In 2016 the Woodland Trust Scotland has new ancient tree recording ambitions and we’d love you to be involved!

Recording days

Volunteers tell us how much they enjoy journeying to wild places with like-minded people to find and record old and veteran trees. So this year, in an attempt to record pine trees in each of Steven & Carlisle’s 35 original ancient Caledonian pine remnants, we’ve lined up new venues in Lochaber and the Cairngorms - plus we hope to be extend our hotspot in The Great Trossachs Forest too

The three ancient tree / volunteer get-togethers scheduled for Scotland in 2016 are:

30 April 2016 - recording ancient pines at Coille Phuteachain, Glen Loy (just north of Fort William)

27 Aug 2016 – searching for Krummholz pines (these occur at the treeline) in the Cairngorms, and

1 Oct 2016 – recording wood pasture species (alders, hazels and oaks) in and around Loch Lomond

Places on all events are limited so if you’d like to come along, please email

It’s great to have experienced recorders but we welcome new recorders and tree enthusiasts too, especially WT volunteers from around Scotland who contribute their time and skills to help us in lots of ways – photographers, speakers, tree health / volunteers, woodland wardens, AT verifiers, event helpers, seed collection and woodland creation champions, WUT detectors, super campaigners, media volunteers…and many, many more.

NB: Glen Loy (the April event) is on a hill but it’s not too steep or far - we will be in the trees within 30 minutes of leaving the car.