iCONic at The Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

iCONic: saving conifers from extinction

The iCONic Project (Internationally threatened CONifers In our Care) has been established to help save some of the world’s most threatened conifers, by collecting seeds and creating safe-havens for young trees in the forests, gardens and estates of Perthshire, Big Tree Country.

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It ran from 10:25 AM, 4 December 2013 to 10:25 AM, 4 December 2013

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC027481)

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One third of the world's forest cover consists of conifers and around one third of the 600 conifer species face potential extinction in the wild. iCONic is a globally important mission to protect some of the world's most remarkable trees, for the benefit of future generations and for the sake of our natural environment.


The iCONic Project, which brings together the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Forestry Commission Scotland and Perthshire Big Tree Country in a long-term mission to save some 20 'flagship' species of threatened conifers, by creating conservation plantings in Perthshire, right at the heart of Scotland.