Scottish Forestry Journal marks 75 years

Scottish Forestry Journal marks 75 years

Thanks to sponsors Scottish Woodlands Ltd, we mark volume 75 with an extra edition of Scottish Forestry, out a month early. 

In the spring edition we include the first cover and editorial from Volume 1; much of the latter still holds true. The range of articles covers some of the changes in the last 75 years, addresses current issues and looks to the future.

Perhaps typical of the new forests of the 1980s, the creation of Griffin Forest is described by the forester involved from the outset. Other articles discuss the contemporary challenges of dealing with antisocial behaviour and possible solutions to the uses of plastic through trials of biodegradable trees tubes. The issues facing Scottish forestry after Brexit are explored by an environmental economist. We promote Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards, back this year with an extra award for woods which are exemplars of responding to climate change. Looking to the future and recognising the long-term nature of forestry and its diversity, we hear about new mountain woodland development in the Galloway Forest Park.

Scottish Forestry also gives members of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society updates on the Society’s activities and other forestry news. It is sent free to members and available to them online.

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