Ae Forest restocking on mounds
Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo B4711
The image taken by I A Anderson shows Experiment No 32 P62 at Ae Forest where Sitka spruce have been planted in turves or mounds in a small clear fell area. The area appears to have been treated by running a Wilder Rainthorpe Chopper over the brash and felling debris to create a clear work site. Some of the mounds are under a heavily thinned portion of the site to assess, it is assumed, the growth response under various shade conditions. There is no indication of how the mounds were formed but they do look fairly substantial and would have involved considerable effort if formed by hand. The other images in the attached PDF show the mounds crumbling and drying out as well as affected by wind blow of some of the main over crop.
This must be one of the first sites to be mounded and planted as per the normal strategy employed in restocking wet sites from the 1990s! Can anyone confirm?
Can anyone name the two men?
Picture added on 04 January 2018 at 08:53