Rare forest being planted near Loch Ness will be largest in Scotland

A rare mountain-top forest being planted in the Highland’s will be the largest of its kind in Scotland and could provide new homes for iconic species such as the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare, according to conservationists.
The new 700-acre woodland, which is to be established on Carn na Caorach hill near Loch Ness, will have 100,000 native trees that are specially adapted to living in harsh, high-altitude conditions.
The move is part of ongoing work to restore the country’s lost Caledonian Forest, spearheaded by conservation charity Trees for Life. The hilltop site, which... read more

 
11 December 2019 in Environment, Views: 159
Source: Scotsman
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