Trees

Trees
Pockets of the Caledonian Forest can be found all the way along the South Side of Loch Ness. Scots Pine, Hazel and Birch are the most common tree’s you will find. There are also plenty of Oak, Rowan, Alder, Willow and Holly.

Amongst the forest / woodland there is a huge diversity of Lichens, Moses, Liverworts and Ferns growing over the damp woodland floor and trees. The air is so clean up here you can find many types of Lichen from Lungwort, Reindeer Moss, Script to Old Man’s Beard. Over the years humans have cut down a large proportion of the forrest. Along with the widespread introduction of sheep and grazing land and no natural predators left to keep deer populations down it has created an imbalance in the ecosystem which has majorly effected the regrowth of Scotland’s rainforest which once covered most of the highlands.

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