The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

Winter edition Scottish Forestry 2018

Santa is making an early delivery this week as the winter edition of Scottish Forestry drops through your letter boxes.

Ho Ho Ho!

Santa Hepburne Scott

Once again Scottish Forestry provides a mix of technical papers and RSFS news.

Forest Research contributes a paper on Interior spruce and David Williams, who took the cover photo, examines alternatives to Sitka from a private sector angle. Rick Worrell, Anna Lawrence et al highlight the importance of small local forestry businesses. Elizabeth Roberts writes about her forest and where research took her - from Bears to Beer! Carol Crawford reflects on two years as Editor and juggling that with completing her art degree

Around the regions, SW Region reports on their alternative conifers day at Eskdalemuir; Lothian and Borders describe visits to two woods with alternative management systems in East Lothian; Central and NE regions cover Glensaugh, where sheep and forestry are integrated. And there’s much afoot at Cashel.

We have six book reviews for the run-up to Christmas - on managing upland resources, Abernethy forest, tree identification in winter, lynx, sawmilling and trees in art. My Favourite Forestry Book is proving popular: Rod Pimm describes his; two more are already lined up.

Looking forward, RSFS events to celebrate the Forestry Commission centenary are introduced in Society News, including a Foresters’ Burns Supper and the Annual Study Tour to Argyll which will feature early FC forests. Other 2019 highlights will include a visit to forests in Northern Ireland and plant identification training. The member’s Green Card has the full programme.

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