7th 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 eighth of eight parts constructed to show the details of the various daily tour notes of the locations visited (See record numbers 4191-4213).
Last day of tour starts with visit to Cowal Forests guided by District Officer J F McGarva, the first stop being The Ari Sawmill at Strachur managed by Mr McCreath. Description of mill provided in tour guide along with its history from its beginnings in 1953.The sawlog dimensions are listed along with the daily output of 18.2 cu m of sawn material.
The next venue is Glenfinnart Forest over the Larach Pass where the subject was group dying of Sitka spruce and some other species. The fungus had been identified as Rhizina inflata possibly caused by its entry into the roots damaged from fires lit in the area.
The party continued around the peninsular and finish their forestry tour in Benmore Forest and Benmore Gardens. They meet Philip C Gough the Chief Instructor at the Forestry Training School where 375 foresters have been trained since it opened in 1929. In the arboretum they look at some specimen trees which have their dimensions listed including one Douglas fir at 47.2m in height.
Thereafter the bus party cross the Clyde and head for Glasgow and the Central Hotel where they were to be received by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and Prof Walton, Head of the Botany Dept and lately one of the Forestry Commissioners.
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