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Safeguarding the future of Scotland's best loved trees

In the face of climate change threats and increasing risk of attack from pests and diseases, we have taken steps to help safeguard the future of Scotland’s best loved and most vulnerable trees.

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Breathing new life into Callendar Wood

We are working hard at Callendar Wood, Falkirk, to restore the original character of the woodland and introduce more native broadleaves into the forest.

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Celebrating the hidden success story of Scottish forestry

Scottish forestry and its contribution to the economy was celebrated at a reception for MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament.

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New survey techniques helped piece together the historic environment at Wilsontown Ironworks

Innovative survey techniques helped piece together the historic environment at the 18th century ironworks of Wilsontown, Lanarkshire.

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A day in the life of an Environment Manager

One of our Environment Managers reveals where the first tree planting in Scotland for the Forestry Commission took place in 1919 and what it is like to come within a metre of a Capercaillie during a lek.

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Loch Lomond: a year in the wild

A new nature documentary currently being shown on Channel 5 was filmed in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Celebrating 10 years of our Woods In and Around Towns programme

We are celebrating 10 successful years of our Woods In and Around Towns initiative.

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Annual Review 2014-15

Our Annual Review for 2014-15 showcases our key achievements.

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Woodland makeover for University Ayr and Ailsa

The grounds of University Hospital Ayr and Ailsa have been transformed to help improve health and wellbeing.

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