The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

October 2021

Publication type:

Policy paper



Rhododendron In The Rainforest Document Cover

This paper focuses on the ways and means to support work in Scotland to reduce invasive rhododendron.

Without action invasive rhododendron will increasingly dominate Scotland's rainforest, suppressing tree regeneration and shading out the internationally important plants that form a key part of temperate rainforest biodiversity.

This paper’s headline ask is for a Rainforest Action Fund, a dedicated long-term funding stream which will deal with the unique issues that the rainforest faces, while also contributing to Scotland’s Green Recovery.

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