Forestry and woodlands

Nine new projects which will improve timber transport in Scotland are to be funded by Scottish Forestry.

£800,000 has been allocated to the projects which include upgrades to existing fragile rural roads, creating passing places or building short routes to take timber traffic away from people’s homes.

Climate, environment and cultural change in medieval/early modern Scotland

Two 'little' ice ages and an anomaly: climate, environment and cultural change in medieval and early modern Scotland
Presented by Professor Richard Oram MA(Hons) PhD FSA FRSA FSAScot, University of Stirling

The Society’s hybrid Rhind Lectures are taking place in Edinburgh (Augustine United Church) and live-streamed online.

Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as a fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management.

Planning a forest: Site assessment & Tree species

This introductory level module aims to provide an overview of site conditions relevant for forestry and their implications for tree species choice. Topics covered include climate conditions, an introduction to forest soils, vegetation as a fertility indicator, tree species’ requirements on site conditions and an introduction to Forest Development Types as the long-term target of forest management.

Approaches to Long-Term Sustainability of Rhododendron Control

Approaches to Long-Term Sustainability of Rhododendron Control 
CWA are delighted to invite you to our next virtual session on Rhododendron Control.  

We will be joined by Gordon Gray Stephens, Rob Dewar and Grant Holroyd who all have significant experience in managing this invasive species. 

Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, has signed off the 'Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill - Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment'. 

The new Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill aims to provide the legal framework to deliver:

Walking and Talking Trees: Transforming the landscape

Join us and Dee Ward as he introduces us to his family's 8000-acre upland estate in the Angus glens. During this engaging event, Dee will lead us through how he has transformed the estate, exploring the initial vision, objectives and challenges and the huge variety of actions he has taken forward: contour and riparian planting, natural regeneration efforts, restoring the Rottal burn to its natural meander and enhancing wetlands.

Go Falkland

GO Falkland brings together vital voices and organisations in Regenerative Farming and Forestry at Falkland Estate, Falkland, Fife. It aims to generate awareness, engagement and agency in people and organisations across Regenerative Land Use in Scotland. Led by farmers and those who work the land, we are here to co-design and work together towards a healthier and fairer future in Scotland’s food and farming systems.

Researchers from The James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen are leading efforts to advance the evidence-base for river woodland restoration in Scotland.  

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