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Common blue damselfly, Glen Affric.

Glistening inkcap fungi at the base of an aspen tree on Dundreggan.


The Grove for:

Californians for Caledonia!

We, California's Children of the Scottish Diaspora, dedicate these trees to the people of Scotland.

11% of the 4.9 million Americans reporting Scottish ancestry in the 2000 United States Census reside in California.

These Scots-Americans' Scottish heritage and culture are reflected in the many Scottish organizations that exist throughout the state as well as in California place names such as Inverness, Albany, Glendale, Irvine, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, Bonnie Doon, Highland Park, Glenwood, and Glencoe.

Famous California-Scots include John Muir, environmentalist; David Douglas, botanist and discoverer of the Douglas fir in the Pacific Northwest; David Jacks, the popularizer of Monterey Jack, one of America's favorite cheeses; Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped and Alexander Forbes, merchant, explorer and author of California: A History of Upper and Lower California.

And as of 1998 California even has its own Official California State Tartan #TS2454!

Our hope is that these wee trees will help to bring back the forests of our ancestors, so that all of our children's children may experience the magnificence that was once Caledonia.

Our grove

The donations total of £130 will plant a grove of 24 trees!.

Please click here to make a donation and write a dedication for this grove via our secure server:

We can also take your donation by phone: tel. 0845 458 3505. Thank you.

A big thank you to . . .

Peg Edwards, Susan Drummond, and Bruce


May the forests of Caledonia rise again!

From one California Scotswoman to another, may you dance among the trees!

Thanks Peggy for all your hard work and dedication. Bruce

Red deer hinds and juniper on Dundreggan.

Scots pine and regenerating birch, Glac Daraich.

Trees for Life is an award winning conservation charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest
and all its species to a large contiguous area in the Highlands of Scotland.

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