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Highland firm invests in rewilding project


By Andrew Dixon

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Roger Bull, Burges Salmon's managing partner. Picture: Burges Salmon
Roger Bull, Burges Salmon's managing partner. Picture: Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon has announced a new collaboration with conservation charity Trees for Life.

The firm will invest in a rewilding, carbon offsetting project that will protect more than 3000 trees at the charity’s Dundreggan estate in Glenmoriston.

The native trees are in an area of Dundreggan known as Allt Ruadh, planted as part of the restoration of the Caledonian Forest, creating habitats for rare and endangered wildlife.

Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s managing partner, said: “We are delighted to contribute to the rewilding of the Highlands and to incrementally offset the carbon footprint associated with our energy use and business travel through nature.

“This supplements our commitment and existing measures to reduce our impact on the environment and to take action on the issue of climate change.”

Colin Mackenzie-Blackman, head of fundraising and engagement at Trees for Life, said: “Working with companies in this way supports our vision of a revitalised wild forest in the Scottish Highlands, to benefit the climate, people and wildlife.

“Working with companies through accredited carbon schemes in this way is a hugely positive way of taking action to address the urgent issues of climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse.

“They also serve as an inspiring demonstration of what businesses and landowners can achieve for the environment through collaboration.”

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