Over a third of the world's conifers are threatened with extinction in the wild. Conifers are an extremely important group of plants, many species provide human-kind with essential materials including timber and medicines, and vast conifer forests act as huge carbon sinks.
Unless we act now to save them, many species are in very real danger of being lost forever. iCONic needs your help to save these trees and to ensure that future generations will enjoy the benefits of this remarkable part of the world's biodiversity.
iCONic is an ambitious conservation project and one which is unique in its approach - there's no better way to learn about it than from the collective of experts who are involved in the project.
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Our RBGE horticulture student has completed his six week placement in the nursery.
The final instalment of the virtual iCONic tree trail is now live.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum plants an iCONic Giant Redwood
Guests at the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel have raised over £22k for projects within Perthshire Big Tree Country
Forestry Commission Scotland
iCONic expeditions often require the input of specialist tree-climbers to gather seeds.
Learn about the conifer trees that are internationally threatened species.
What makes Perthshire Big Tree Country the perfect location for these threatened trees.
Follow the process from seed to nursery to planting that’s making a difference to these conifers.
An overview of the very many species of trees which are facing extinction around the world.
From volunteers to donations, you can make a difference to the future of these iCONic trees.
Find out about how iCONic is managed and delivered.
iCONic is delivered by a number of key partners, find out who they are and how they contribute.
Pictures from iCONic sites and projects
Explore iCONic on film and learn about our objectives from members of the team
iCONic Tree Trail Series focusing on the work iCONic is doing
The latest iCONic news stories and project updates.
A more in depth look at iCONic from the experts involved in the project.