On Ardgour Estate we strive to be responsible stewards of the land.
We work closely with expert advisors in order to ensure the fragile ecological balance is promoted and preserved for future generations.
A prime example of this can be seen in the large areas of hillside which have been fenced off, the deer population moved out and large numbers of native trees planted to act as seed sources for the future native tree regeneration. The results are stark, here is a photograph of a fence line, on one side the regeneration has occurred, on the other side….. bare hillside.
Scotland’s hills were at one time blanketed by forests of broadleaves and scots pine. The influence of man resulted in vast areas of the native woodland being destroyed and damaging the ecosystem.
The re-introduction and regeneration of the native woodlands seeks to redress the balance, encouraging the return of the native trees which in turn promotes the rarer species to once again thrive in their natural environment.