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Timber Conversion site in Glentress Forest
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No: 4153   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1974
Timber Conversion site in Glentress Forest

The photographs are courtesy of Stuart Mitchell, Peebles area, who formerly worked at Glentress Forest.

Scots pine trees have been hauled in the full tree length by a skidder to the 1st quarry at Glentress where Ian Smart is converting the trees into timber products with a Jonsereds saw - Model 612? The tree quality is moderate only and they are being cut into very short lengths of about a 1.2m. Could this be mining timber?

This quarry was a favoured location in past days for the Edinburgh based bee keeper Mr W W Smith to locate thirty or so hives from early spring to autumn.
Picture added on 10 August 2018 at 14:33
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The saw is probably a Jonsereds 621. The short lengths could be 3ft 9ins for Bowater pulp.

Added by Andy MacNicol on 10 August 2018.
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