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Grant McFarlane planting a tree

This Scots pine seedling was one of the first we planted, at Athnamulloch in Glen Affric in 1991.


Alan at a lectern

Trees for Life's Executive Director Alan Watson Featherstone gave a lecture tour in March and April.


Scots pine

The route of the Treelay passed through stunning Highland scenery like this, on the shore of Loch Affric in Glen Affric.


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Our Millionth Tree planted on 20th May 2012

Over 150 people attended our special celebration event on 20th May 2012, when acclaimed wildlife cameraman and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan planted the Millionth Tree since we began work to help restore Scotland’s Caledonian Forest. The day included a variety of activities, and also saw the planting of the first few trees as part of our Million More Trees campaign.

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Gordon Buchanan planting an oak tree as the Millionth Tree of our project. Gordon and Alan Watson Featherstone with the oak tree. Gordon with the cake, specially baked to celebrate the planting of our Millionth Tree. Close-up of the cake.
Gordon Buchanan and Roy Dennis, noted conservationist, ornithologist and Trees for Life Patron. Visitors on their way through the woodland to the wild boar enclosure.
Steve Morris, our Operations Manager at Dundreggan, feeding the wild boar in their woodland enclosure. The Woodland Orchestra provided the perfect music to accompany the day.
Children had an opportunity to join the Woodland Orchestra in making music. The environmental education charity, Wild Things!, a sister charity of Trees for Life, provided activities for children during the day.
Kristy Puplett of Wild Things! showing one of the children how to make fire with sparks from a flint. The day had a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere to it.
Tea and scones were served, and a barbecue provided food for everyone. Jill Hodge, our Dundreggan Project Coordinator, showing Gordon our tree nursery operation, while two volunteers are pricking out seedlings.
Gordon speaking to people who attended the day, prior to planting the Millionth Tree. Roy Dennis about to the plant the first tree of our Million More Trees campaign.
A group of young children planting one of the first trees of our Million More Trees campaign. Alan with Bruce Bacon from the Audrey and JJ Martindale Foundation (the main funder for the purchase of Dundreggan in 2008).

See also our Press release about the Million Tree planting day.

Return to Million Tree Celebrations main page.

Published: 28 May 2012
Last updated: 07 June 2012

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