|Dollar Helicopter and Forestry aerial fertilising history in UK|
Detailed forest aerial fertilising history by Phil Slattery from 1979 up to around 2000 with company names BEAS, Smallwood, Dollar and PDG. Included are some photographs, stories of incidents and a section on fertiliser hoppers designed and modified by Phil Slattery
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|WW1 Newfoundland Forestry Battalion in Scotland|
Early in WW1 the UK timber-shortage was becoming critical. Britain decided to harvest its own forests and a call went out for Empire foresters. A mixture of age, youth and wounded soldiers, unable to stay in active service, made up the Newfoundland Forestry Corps. Craigvinean hillside, in Dunkeld, is where Newfoundlanders were sent to work, on one of the oldest managed forests in Scotland. Local foresters thought the area too steep to get logs down, but the Newfoundlanders brought along their ingenuity, building a log chute and braking system. This “revelation of technology” was heralded as “marking an epoch in forest utilization” by Scottish foresters.