Trees for Life are working in partnership with NTS, to enlarge three exclosures on the West Affric Estate, principally for planting montane species. Nearby Glen na Ciche holds important remnant willow populations, with seed and cuttings from Salix lapponum and lanata collected and grown at the Trees for Life nursery.
They are being planted out, together with dwarf birch, Betula nana, at locations chosen to provide future seed sources for the crags above. Meanwhile work also continues at the Trees for Life Dundreggan Estate with the planting of treeline woodland up to 650m above sea level within the new 285 ha Carn na Caorach exclosure. Both projects are funded through Nature Scot’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund.