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Forest restoration project begins

Volunteer at tree planting
Volunteers planted birch, hazel and aspen

A charity's project to regenerate a forest in the Highlands has been launched with the planting of more than 1,500 native trees by volunteers.

Forres-based Trees for Life took over 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate in Glen Moriston last year in a £1.6m deal.

Birch, hazel and aspen have been planted.

The estate includes some of the last stands of ancient Caledonian Forest. Trees for Life plans to re-introduce wildlife once native to Scotland.

Beavers and wild boars could be released on the estate in the long term.



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