Whilst many visitors come to Scotland for romantic notions of wildness, the truth is, ecologically speaking, it's a massively nature-depleted nation. The Caledonian Forest, Scotland’s native pinewoods, once stretched over much of the land but has now dwindled to just a handful of sites. The remaining trees are aging, and without help, they will struggle to reproduce and disperse, leaving only isolated fragments across the landscape. So where have they gone? Why haven’t they come back? And how do you go about regrowing a forest lost from the memory of modern-day Scotland? _________________________________________________________ The efforts by Trees for Life in Glen Affric contribute to and continue the decades of work of Forestry and Land Scotland who own and manage large areas of woodland in Glen Affric and across all of the Highlands.
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A clear description of the scale of the problem yet exciting to hear the even greater enthusiasm and hope for the solutions… Landscapes & people of hope. Thank you for articulating this so well in your podcast. [Restoring hope, landscapes, communities, soils, hydrological cycles nutrient cycles and biodiversity = eco(very)logical]
One of the most positive things I’ve heard in decade. Well done James for showcasing TFLs sgerling work. Seriously need to get the message out there that Rewilding = Regeneration of entire ecosystems, and that not just Scotlands hills have been denuded for lack of trees but so have the towns & villages. Need to address the Land ownership issue there tho......