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New effort to stop ancient Scots Pines being last of their kind

mentwistle@obantimes.co.uk

A NEW effort has been launched to save ancient Scots Pines across the Highlands from becoming the last generation in a lineage of trees dating back to the last ice age.

Through its Caledonian Pinewood Recovery Project, the Trees for Life conservation charity wants to help restore 50 areas of remnant and neglected pinewoods – mainly made up of lone, ancient so-called ‘Granny’ pines which are more than 200 years old but dying as they stand, with no young trees to succeed them.

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