Protecting rare plants

We’re protecting rare plants on Scotland’s National Forest Estate and restoring their habitats.

These habitats include windswept mountain crags and upland blanket bogs, sand dunes and lowland meadows – not just woodland.

As you’d expect, this wide range of habitats supports a rich diversity of plant species. From heritage trees and flowering plants to the world-famous lichens and bryophytes of the west coast.

Keeping a careful record of them is a big task. But by identifying areas where rare and vulnerable species are found, we can look after them better. We can protect them while we’re working, and look at ways of improving their habitat.

sphagnum moss

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