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Fleet Forest Nursery – Experimental area
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No: 3829   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1954
Fleet Forest Nursery – Experimental area

Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No C2784 taken by I A Anderson.

A general view overlooking the area of Fleet Nursery where the Forest Research team grew the young trees for their field experiments. Th small lots are indicated by the patch work of seed beds, each for a different species or seed parents. Compare these with the more expansive seed beds of the regular part of the forest nursery in the back ground.

Names and photographs of people who worked here would be very welcome.

John Keenleyside has added some details on research experiments in forest nurseries and listed there locations (See attached PDF),
Picture added on 23 January 2018 at 08:29
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The picture shows replicated expts. each plot was one square yard and there was 4 or five Blocks per expt. the subjects being tried at thet time were fertilisers, provenances, herbicides and chemicals for steralisation the standard product was formalin but Chloropicrin (Tear Gas) was used in one expt. it came in rusty old containers (from World War II) no masks were provided so some operators ended up collapsed into the surrounding Beech Hedge. The man in charge of expts at that time was the Late Murdo Macdonald and an assistant was a George Macgregor who later went out to Rhodesia.

Added by John Keenleyside on 28 January 2018.
Aye John and Norman, thank you for the image and the clarification. PPE! Whats that? Just stand upwind, you'll be fine. :)
Good health and my regards, Bill

Added by Bill Rayner on 29 January 2018.
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