Tree Nursery Weeks

We are excited to announce we have new Conservation Working Holiday opportunities to offer for 2019! The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust has recently set up a tree nursery for the purpose of restoring our native woodlands along with some of the more exotic species found in the Lodge gardens with all the seed collected from the island. We are also working alongside our woodfuel team to grow productive, native and non native species for our forestry plantation.

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We have a few different weeks available:

Weeks available for 2019:

 6th – 13th April 2019 ~ Tree transplanting: The weeks activities will include preparing for pricking out seedlings, potting and pricking out seedlings, general polytunnel organising and watering schedules, weeding, outside ground prep and more. 6 places available.

13th – 20th April 2019 ~ Tree transplanting: The weeks activities will include preparing for pricking out seedlings, potting and pricking out seedlings, general polytunnel organising and watering schedules, weeding, outside ground prep and more. 6 places available.

29th June – 6th July 2019 ~ Tree Week: The weeks activities will include preparing for hardening off the trees,  tree grading, stock rotation, moving stock to the outdoors, general tree nursery tasks, watering schedules and more. 4 places available.

Note: Please be aware with the nature of the project the tasks may have to be adjusted dependent on the stages of the seedlings due to seasonal changes, germination rates and weather conditions etc. Conservation land management tasks will be carried out as an alternative. Work takes place five days out of the week, no previous experience is needed to join our working holidays, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

For further information and costs please refer to the Conservation Working Holiday page.

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