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Basic Introduction to Soils

Basic Introduction to Soils

Join us in Tweedsmuir forest in the Scottish Borders on 26 April for a basic introduction to soils aimed at early career foresters and those wanting to refresh their knowledge on soil surveys. 

This one-day training event will look at soil formation and key processes, field identification of main soil groups and mapping, and use of soil parameters in ecological site classification (ESC). Please note that there are very limited places available and we advise you to book early.

Programme

Time Content
10:00 Arrival at Tweedsmuir Village Hall – Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
10:15 – 11:30 Classroom session to introduce fundamental concepts.
11:45 – 12:00 Depart for nearby Tweedsmuir forest.
12:00 – 13:00 Examination of model slope to examine soil pits and see how parent material and topography influence soil formation even over short distances.
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch – Please bring a packed lunch.
13:30 – 14:30 Soil pits in old cultivation trial to examine how cultivation has modified soil characteristics over time, with the opportunity to walk through a silver fir provenance trial from the 1980’s.
14:30 – 15:30 Soil pits in open field as mock soil survey / woodland creation exercise – see key vegetation indicators of different soil types.
15:45 – 16:00 Depart

About the Speaker 

Andrew Macqueen – Owner, AM Silviculture

Andrew is an independent forester based in South Scotland, involved in various aspects of forestry but specialising in site recognition and species selection. He is passionate about increasing diversity of both species and silvicultural systems in our forests and keen to reduce the polarisation between ‘productive’ and ‘native’ forestry. To that end, he is involved with hardwood tree breeding through the Future Trees Trust and is secretary of the birch improvement group.

Additional Details

Ticket Type 1 - Standard

Ticket Price 1 - £120

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Event Region - south_scotland

 

Date And Time

26 April 2024 @ 10:00 to
26 April 2024 @ 16:00
 

Registration End Date

19 April 2024
 

Location

Tweedsmuir Village Hall, Tweedsmuir, Biggar
 
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