Native Tree Nursery work

  • VO81038


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 is a not-for-profit social enterprise with charitable status based in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, in the West of Scotland. We maintain a native tree nursery specializing in aspen and other rare species. We are leading experts in aspen conservation and developing aspen woodlands. We provide consultancy services in woodland creation and management and provide support to local communities to deliver woodland projects. We apply nature-based solutions in our projects to address environmental issues and to maximize sustainability and long term benefits.










Frequency and commitment details

No minimum commitment


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


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