Borders Forest Trust

Last updated: 15/12/2022


Borders Forest Trust is a charity established to restore native woodland habitats to Southern Scotland, an area with the lowest percentage of native woodlands in mainland Scotland. Since 1996, we have been working towards planting trees, restoring peatlands and other natural habitats, enriching the biological diversity of around 31 sq km in the Southern Uplands.

We aim to demonstrate large scale ecological restoration in action, and inspire landowners, statutory bodies, local communities and policy makers to embrace this alternative model for land use and conservation. We work in partnership with a wide range of local and national organisations as well as landowners, universities, colleges and schools. We are supported by a committed group of volunteers, supporters and donors.

We run regular weekly and monthly volunteering days in the Wild Heart, along with special one-off events such as weekend high camps. We also have a boundary wardens group.

Although there is no need of any previous experience, please be aware you will be out in remote land all day and must be appropriately dressed.

  • New faces and beginners welcome!
  • Please only attend events that you have registered for.
  • Let us know if you register for an event and are later unable to attend to allows us to offer the space to another volunteer.
  • Our Wild Heart sites are not accessible by public transport. Occasionally it is possible, at your own risk, to get a lift with other volunteers.


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Meeting Details

Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Times: Contact direct for details


Borders Forest Trust
Monteviot Nurseries

Disabled Access: Not specified


Borders Forest Trust
Monteviot Nurseries

Tel: 01835 830750