Native woodlands

Our native woodlands are one of the most characteristic elements of the Scottish landscape - from the rugged Caledonian pinewoods and birchwoods in Highland glens to the remnant ancient broadleaved woods in Borders cleuchs.

They are home to many species of animals and plants - from wildcats to wood ants and mighty trees to tiny mosses, lichens and fungi.

Action for Scotland's Native Woods

Our Action for Scotland's Native Woods booklet encourages people to think about opportunities to manage and create native woodlands.

Developing Native Woodland Habitat Networks

We have produced guidance for land managers on how to locate native woodland expansion to help develop habitat networks and deliver Scottish Forestry Strategy targets.