3rd day Visit notes to Forestry Areas
The document is courtesy of Glenbranter Forest office staff with particular thanks to Ian Adams who has stored these old files for many years.
This professionally produced booklet was provided as a hand out to a visiting delegation from the 12th Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations. This record is the fourth of eight parts constructed to show the details of the various daily tour notes of the locations visited (See record numbers 4191-4213).
From Pitlochry the party travel down Strath Tummel to the Black Wood of Rannoch to meet District Officer David A Woodburn and Head Forester Pat J Garrow. There is a description of the history of lands and trees of Rannoch from 1398 to the present day and some notes on geology.
The story recounts the attempts at regeneration of the native Caledonian pine, the various experiments with only a little or even no success and also the various tree forms in the forest remnants are described.
Thereafter the party head for Blair Atholl via Glen Errochty to visit Atholl Estates factored by T P Stewart and forests managed by Head Forester J B Hendry. There is a description of the 3000 or so hectares of forest its species composition and age structure including that of some Japanese larch planted in 1895. The party also visit Old Blair and Diana’s Grove in which the booklet describes a large number of notable, mainly Western American, trees at heights of over 30, 40 and 43 metres.
Picture added on 30 August 2018 at 20:27