Campaign, Conserve, Cultivate & Catalogue 

Sequoia giganteum (mountain), Sequoia sempervirens (coastal), Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn) & Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle)

 

The Scottish Redwood Trust aims to protect and conserve redwoods, working in collaboration

with national agencies, community groups, landowners and redwood custodians.

 

This work is seen as critical as California redwoods are now listed as A2 status classifying them as ‘endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are now A2 status classifying them as ‘endangered’. The Dawn Redwood, originating from China, is 'critically endangered'. This is mostly due, to climate change due to drought and human development, meaning redwoods are in significant decline in their home territories. The Scottish climate provides the ideal environment as a 'seed reserve'.

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                                                             The 31 Redwood Row at Errol Park House taken by Fiona Ross

It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these western woods ... Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries since Christ's time — and long before that — God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools.”

                                                                                                                   John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist and preservationist