Trees woods and wildlife

Tree of the Year 2020

Nominations for Tree of the Year, our national contest which celebrates the trees across the UK with the most special stories, are now open.

Nominate now

Credit: WTML

Our Arkaig ospreys return

Tune in to our live nest cam and escape to the wilds of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest without ever leaving the house.

Watch the action live as it unfolds.

Credit: Steve Carter / WTML

Ben Shieldaig appeal

This breathtaking slice of Caledonian pine forest – part of Scotland's rainforest and our first ever mountain – now has a bright future.

See what we've achieved

Credit: Dominic Nicholls Photography / WTML

Talk trees

Scotland has a team of knowledgeable volunteer speakers available to talk trees with your group or organisation.

Book a speaker

Did you know?

We directly manage around 60 woodland sites from Stranraer to Sutherland and Skye to Aberdeenshire; from urban Glenrothes and Livingston to remote Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.

Find a wood

Scotland has better tree cover than the rest of the UK but is poorly wooded compared to most of Europe. Just 18% of Scotland has tree cover compared to a European average of 37%. And only 4% of Scotland is native woodland and over half of those woods are in poor condition. Just 1% of our land area has ancient woodland.

Our woods are free to visit. To find one near you use our wood search page.

Did you know?

Scotland is home to around 75% of the UK's red squirrel population. Around 30 have recently been translocated to our Ledmore & Migdale site in Sutherland.

Woodland wildlife

Woods provide homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Here are some of the species to look out for in Scotland. 

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Need to get in touch?

Got a question about our work or want to learn more about something?

Contact us

By post: 
The Woodland Trust Scotland,
South Inch Business Centre,
Shore Road,
Perth PH2 8BW
Phone: 0173 863 5544