2017 ICF South Scotland: Cultivation of Soils for Forestry

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On 5 July, the South Scotland Regional Group will visit Glenbreck Forest in Tweedsmuir, which is home to a number of Forestry Commission research trials from the 1980’s. These include ground preparation trials for iron pan soils, which were included in the Forestry Commission bulletin 119, and Silver Fir provenance trials, which have been the subject of a nationwide review.

Bill Mason MICFor and Victoria Stokes MICFor, both of Forest Research, will give their insight into the findings of the trials and their possible implications for the future. John Dougan of Forestry Commission Scotland will give an update on the revision of Bulletin 119.

Tickets to this event are free and must be booked in advance.


Introduction to Glenbreck Forest: Andy Turnbull MICFor, Forestry Consultant at Bidwells and James Liley, Senior Forest Manager, Tilhill Forestry

Introduction to the soils of Glenbreck: Andrew Macqueen, Forest Manager, Tilhill Forestry

P1980’s Gound Preparation Trials on Ironpan Soils: Bill Mason MICFor, Emeritus Silviculturist Forest Research (and one of the authors of Bulletin 119)

P1980’s Silver Fir Provenance Trials: Victoria Stokes MICFor, Silviculturist Forest Research

Update on Revision of Bulletin 119: John Dougan, Conservator, Forestry Commission South Scotland

Further Information

For further information, contact Sam Booth MICFor, ICF South Scotland Regional Group Secretary by email or on 07436 580178.

No catering will be provided for this event so delegates should bring a packed lunch.

ICF is committed to maintaining high standards of bio-security. Please ensure that you clean and disinfect your footwear prior to arrival and after departure to help minimise the risk of spreading plant pests and diseases. Please follow the directions of your hosts on the use of foot baths, parking and any other precautionary measures. 

July 5, 2017
09.30 - 15.30

Meet at the New Forest Road opening off the A701 at NT 073 226, South of Tweedsmuir Village

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