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15.06.2024 - 14.07.2024
  • Inshriach & Glenmore forests

    Date 19.06.2024 10:00 am
    North Region
    Parking @ Cairngorm Gliding Club
    19.06.2024 10:00 am
    [North Region]
    Inshriach & Glenmore forests

    Description

    Ongoing management of FLS Inshriach & Glenmore forests, including work with Cairngorms

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    Capacity 25/25 Prices Free event
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    Description

    Ongoing management of FLS Inshriach & Glenmore forests, including work with Cairngorms Connect.

    Inshriach Forest – Stop 1:  dramatic wind throw following Storm Gerrit Dec 2023, how to manage given many constraints.   Stop 2: Feshie plug – recent felling to help with naturalising the river system Stop 3: deer larder and deer management.

    Glenmore Forest – Stop 4: above Ryvoan pass – successful regeneration of pine woodland. Stop 5: east of Badaguish – ongoing removal of Sitka with the aim of regenerating pine woodland.

    Outcomes

    Understand the opportunities and constraints for managing established forestry in an area which is highly designated for its rare habitats, species and scenic value, and with high public access.

    Host

    Brian Duff, FLS and colleagues

    Lunch/refreshment arrangements

    Bring your own refreshments and lunch

    Toilet on route at Glenmore, no other facilities available

    Terrain

    Forest roads, forest rides, and walking across recently felled land (latter is optional).

    PPE and other equipment

    Good quality wet weather clothing.

    Stout footwear.

    Parking and Meeting

    Car park 0.5 miles south of the Cairngorm glider field, 1 mile south of Feshiebridge. For the second half of the day we will regroup at Inverdruie to share cars.

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    OS Map Ref: NH 8554 0183

  • Introduction to species choice

    20.06.2024 9:00 am
    RSFS Training Days
    Moffat Town Hall
    20.06.2024 9:00 am
    [RSFS Training Days]
    Introduction to species choice

    This is the first of the new programme of RSFS Training Days in 2024.  The programme for the day

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    This is the first of the new programme of RSFS Training Days in 2024.  The programme for the day is:

    0900                  Arrival at Moffat Town Hall – Tea / Coffee and biscuits will be available.

    0915-1030          Indoor session to introduce fundamental concepts and touch on ESC

    1045-1100          Depart for nearby Crofthead forest.

    1100-1230          Examination of low elevation sites with a range of soil moisture and nutrient regimes and examples of established species

    1230-1300           Lunch (bring packed lunch)

    1300-1430           Examination of high elevation sites with a range of soil moisture and nutrient regimes

    1430-1600           Group exercise examining a range of site conditions applying previous learnings

    1545-1600           Close

    Trainer

    Andrew Macqueen – forester, AMS Silviculture

    Carlota Martin Souto - forester, Ground Truth Forestry 

    Outcomes

    With forest policy steering applicants to deliver greater diversity, there is a need to practice effective site appraisal to ensure diverse species grow successfully and meet the management objectives.

    Practitioners commonly have limited exposure to establishing different species and this uncertainty, along with lack of easily accessible support can lead to suboptimal deployment of other species. This workshop will allow delegates to examine different site types both lowland and upland with a range of species established whilst exchanging knowledge and being signposted to available resources.

    Refreshment

    Bring Your Own Lunch and other refreshments

    PPE or special equipment

    Good quality wet weather clothing

    HiViz vest/jacket

    Terrain and accessibility

    Meeting point

    Participants to meet at the town hall

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  • Capenoch

    28.06.2024 10:00 am
    South West Region
    Penfillan Farm Steading
    28.06.2024 10:00 am
    [South West Region]
    Capenoch

    Capenoch

    Capenoch extends to 1000 hectares. 495 hectares are forestry, 385hectares are farmed in hand

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    Capenoch

    Capenoch extends to 1000 hectares. 495 hectares are forestry, 385hectares are farmed in hand using a contractor, and 120 hectares are let on an agricultural tenancy. There are no employees. 63% of the forested area is Sitka Spruce, and 20% is broadleaved woodland. Nearly all larch has been felled as a result of SPHN notices. Conifer diversity is now provided by Norway Spruce and Douglas fir. There is an approved Scottish Forestry Long Term Plan.

    Wood of Keyr project

    This was inspired by DAMP and study of Blaeus Atlas of 1654 , which shows “ The Wood of Keyr” as an extensive broadleaved woodland, throughout Keir parish. Much of this woodland has been lost in the past 370 years. Some field margin trees and small areas of ancient woodland remain. The Wood of Keyr project was launched in 2022, to re-establish field tress throughout the parish. Funding has been provided by The Woodland Trust and Dumfries and Galloway Council Nature Restoration Fund.  The work to plant up to 20 trees on 20 farms has been organized by Dumfries and Galloway Woodlands.

    Host

    Robert Gladstone

    Outcomes

    Stop 1 Riparian Woodland

    Rural Stewardship scheme 2011

    Discuss ash regeneration, fencing small woods etc

    Stop 2 Horse wood

    Wood Pasture. Individually guarded oaks, under various grant schemes including Wood of Keyr 2023

    Discuss spec of tree stockades, grazing regime, grants etc

    Stop 3 Horse wood

    Natural Oak woodland

    Consider thinning, regeneration, ash, and long term future

    Stop 4 Piper Knowe

    New planting of oak and alder on farmland under Rural Stewardship scheme 2016

    Discuss removal of tubes

    Lunch in New Room Penfillan

    Stop 5 Long Bank

    Mature natural oak. Light thinning and Rhododendron removed under WIG scheme 1999

    Stop 6 Johns wood 1987

    Overview of commercial forestry. Broadleaves in upland situation. Integrating broadleaves with commercial forestry.

    Refreshments and lunch

    Please bring your own.

    PPE and equipment

    None required

    Meeting point

    Penfillan Farm Steading

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