Native Tree Nursery work

  • VO81038


Description

Eadha is one of Scotland's leading Aspen conservation charities. Aspen is a rare native tree but one which is potentially very useful and productive. Aspen rarely sets seed so propagating it is challenging. We survey the remote areas of the country to find surviving trees from which we then extract root cuttings for propagation. We then use a specialised lab to generate planting stock using tissue culture methods. They supply us with small plants which we pot up and grow on in our nursery. Aspen supports a more wildlife than any other tree and we develop woodland projects into which it can be planted. We are also growing other native trees and wildflowers.
We are looking for volunteers to help us in our nursery at Bishopton to help with propagation. pot on the aspen trees. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to work, to learn new skills and help to conserve native species.

Organisation aims and objectives

Eadha Enterprises (Eadha) is a social enterprise and environmental charity based in Lochwinnoch, in Renfrewshire. We were established in 2011 through support from Oxfam's UK Innovation Fund. Eadha pronounced “EH-UH” is the old gaelic word for Aspen and we unlock the potential of land and communities through the use of rare native trees, including aspen. Our vision is to see a thriving Scotland with a rich natural environment with degraded lands restored to vibrant native forests providing not only a home to a rich biodiversity but also providing a range of materials and services to local communities, who sustainably and equitably manage these resources for their present and future needs. Our primary activities are concerned with conserving and propagating rare and threatened native trees in our tree nursery, and a network of partner nurseries set up with other 3rd sector organisations. We use these trees to develop innovative woodland projects and can offer a range of services to landowners, school and community groups.

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Frequency and commitment details

No minimum commitment

Restrictions

Experience required: We are not looking for and particular skills, just volunteers with an interest in plants and conservation. We would be seeking volunteers with a mature outlook who can be left to work independently.
Travel details: This opportunity is based at: Eadha Nursery, Bishopton, Renfrewshire
Minimum age: 21

Support

Training details: Site supervision will be provided although volunteers may be left to work independently for short periods.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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