What we're looking for
The tree nursery forms part of Cairngorms Connect - a bold and ambitious 200-year vision to enhance habitats, species and ecological processes across a vast area within the National Park. We are aiming to grow 20,000 trees a year in the Abernethy tree nursery focussing on native broadleaf trees such as aspen, downy birch, alder and rare montane willows. To achieve this, we need your help. Throughout the year, volunteers will carry out a range of tasks including: Seed and cutting collection from across the Cairngorms Connect project area. Sieving, sorting and preparing tree seed. Digging and preparing seed beds. Sowing and propagating trees. Potting on/ lining out seedlings and cuttings. Weeding and watering. Producing compost. Preparing trees for planting out. Tree planting across the RSPB Abernethy Reserve. We are particularly looking for volunteers who can commit to helping out on a regular basis during the growing season (April-September).