OUR ACTIVITIES

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                   Campaigning                 Cultivating                   Cataloguing

  • Cataloguing: maintaining a register of Scottish redwoods – currently standing at about 4,500 trees, including Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant), Sequoia sempervirens (coast) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn)

  • Campaigning: working with other environmental groups and communities to campaign and lobby to save endangered trees

  • Cultivation: the Trust is creating a seed reserve from the 11 documented trees that Matthew first cultivated. These trees will be planted out in new groves at various public locations.

CAMPAIGNS:

  • Save Gillies Hill: The western half of the Gillies Hill, near Stirling, including 5 mature redwoods, are under threat from developers Patersons Quarries. To get involved or make comment find the campaign on facebook 'Save Gillies Hill'

  • Inchture 'Rossie Priory' Redwoods: the famous redwood avenue at the east end of Inchture in Perthshire, is under threat from an on-going problem with regular flooding and water logging at the root base of the trees. The Trust is in conversation with Perth and Kinross Council (PKC), PKC Countryside Trust, Tayside Biodiversity Partnership and the local community to endeavour to solve the problems, and if necessary, to raise money to save these trees.