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 Explosives to make drain at Unknown Forest
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No: 2166   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1952
Explosives to make drain at Unknown Forest

Forestry Commission copyright image of Forest Research photographs courtesy of Glenn Brearley, Roslin. Nil Ref No

No information or date but could be linked with a demonstration by Messers ICI to Conservator South (S) at Newcastleton Forest in 1952. Trial No 1 in the windblown area (Expt 15 P52). The explosion on hard ground with 0.5lb charges of gelignite spaced at 2.5feet over 30 yds and 1 foot deep. Drains created at depth of 3.5 – 5 feet and 6-8 feet wide with ragged edges.

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