The River Dee Trust conservation charity and their partners are nearing their half-way milestone of planting a million trees to save endangered salmon and other wildlife.

The river’s ecosystem is facing the threat of dangerously rising water temperatures. The huge community campaign to create cooling shade is well ahead of schedule, but river managers warn they are in a race against time.

Over 460,000 native trees have now been planted along the banks of the River Dee and its tributaries, as part of ambitious plans to plant a million native trees launched in spring 2020.

The £5.5 milion campaign led by the River Dee Trust with the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board is part of efforts to deliver landscape scale conservation across the eastern Cairngorms.