Drumtochty Forest, Glenfarquhar Garden
Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No C3050 taken by M V Laurie.
The text reads as follows:
‘Breeding of European Larch – Production of see in seed orchards.
An experimental European larch seed orchard in the early stages of establishment. Japaneses larch rootstocks have been planted in groups of four, the groups being thirteen feet apart. The orchard is being grafted in situ over a period of three years and the slides show a number of successful grafted plants and groups of rootstocks ready for grafting. The ground cover beneath the snow is grass. The standard method of labelling can be seen. All the European larch clones are formed from trees from western Scotland growing in areas of over 50 inches of rainfall. Expt No Drumtochty 8 P53.’
It would be interesting to know if this experiment did result in establishing a viable seed nursery?
Picture added on 05 February 2018 at 08:21