Volunteer to safeguard Galloway tree heritage

Woodland Trust Scotland is seeking a volunteer in Galloway to help preserve the nation’s tree heritage in a collection held at London’s Kew Gardens.

The Woodland Trust is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, which has been set up by Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, and made possible with funding generated by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

A volunteer is required to help at Aldouran Glen near Stranraer.

Tree seeds collected as part of the project will be safely banked in the underground vaults of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank – forming the UK’s first national collection of tree seeds.

Kylie Knight, Volunteer Manager at The Woodland Trust said, “These seed collections will support research and conservation work to better protect and understand our trees. But before any of that happens someone must collect the seeds.”

The details of the role and how to apply are in the volunteering section of the website: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/volunteer