Welcome to Trees for Life


Rewilding the Scottish Highlands.

Ath-fhiadhachadh na Gàidhealtachd.

Trees for Life is a rewilding charity based in Scotland, committed to creating large-scale environmental change in the Scottish Highlands. Focused on restoring the once-extensive Caledonian forest, the charity’s vision includes the rejuvenation of entire ecosystems. Our efforts aim to foster biodiversity and encourage the natural processes that sustain life in our ancient woodlands.

A significant part of Trees for Life’s work involves collaborating with various stakeholders, including local communities, other conservation groups, landowners, and volunteers, to broaden our impact on the landscape. Working with people is essential to our mission to rewild the Scottish Highlands and, by doing so, providing a solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.

Trees for Life is also working to protect existing species and promote reintroductions of new keystone species, notably creating new populations of red squirrels and championing the expansion of beaver to their original habitats. These reintroductions are vital for ecological balance, playing a crucial role in habitat creation and maintenance. Trees for Life is not only restoring a vital part of Scotland’s natural heritage but also creating a living, thriving landscape where wildlife and people can flourish together.

The Trees for Life vision is

of a revitalised wild forest in the Scottish Highlands, providing space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive. Ar N-Aisling Tha Trees for Life a coimhead air adhart gu coilltean ùr ‘s fiadhaich air feadh a’ Ghàidhealtachd – àite nàdarrach airson fiadh-bheatha agus coimhearsnachdan a’ shoirbhich.

The Trees for Life mission

is to rewild the Scottish Highlands by enabling the restoration of the globally unique Caledonian Forest which once covered much of Scotland. Integral to our success is the involvement of people. Ar N-Aithris ruin Tha Trees for Life ag obair cruaidh a cur ath-fhiadhachadh air adhart ann a’ Ghàidhealtachd, agus a a’ toirt stiùireadh seachad mar thaic dhan a choille Cailleannach. Tha coimhearsnachdan agus ranntannan gu math cuideamach airson an obair seo.

Our values

Our values are at the core of our mission to rewild the Scottish Highlands, informing decisions large and small from the day-to-day running of our office to major conservation projects. We have shared these values so that our supporters, volunteers and partners can gain a deeper understanding of what drives Trees for Life.


We are groundbreaking

We are an ambitious charity with a big mission. For over 25 years we have sought to bring innovation to conservation, and we continue to strive for new and ground-breaking ways to rewild the Scottish Highlands.

We are collaborative

We are an open, friendly and cooperative organisation. We welcome and encourage collaborative working with other organisations, land owners and the wider community. We believe we can always achieve more through teamwork.

We are pragmatic

We seek prudent, sustainable solutions in everything we do. We are always mindful of our duty to our supporters, our volunteers, our staff and above all to Scotland’s wild forest. Seeking a pragmatic approach safeguards our organisation and the work we undertake.

Our 2020/21 Annual Review


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Our 2021/22 Annual Review


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