Founded in 1997, PERTH & KINROSS COUNTRYSIDE TRUST is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for Scotland’s most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
We work in partnership with other organizations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.
Restoring Perthshire's Victorian designed landscapes and protecting some of the world's most threatened conifers from extinction by collecting seeds and creating safe-havens for young trees in the forests, gardens and estates of Perthshire.
The Perthshire Big Tree Country (PBTC) Conifer Conservation Programme (previously called the iCONic Project) is helping to protect some of the world's most threatened conifers from extinction. We do this in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by collecting seeds from trees threatened in their natural habitat, growing these seeds into young trees, and planting them in safe havens in the forests, gardens and estates of Perthshire Big Tree Country.
Conifers protected against animals by fencing and identification on hanging tag - Photo taken in Perthshire Park of the Forest Commission Scotland
Scotland’s most spectacular trees and woodlands, where there are lots of different experiences to discover and enjoy.
With more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, which include more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire is Big Tree Country. Together these create Scotland's most spectacular trees and woodlands, where there are lots of different experiences to discover and enjoy.