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Information notes on forests in Cowal
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No: 4219   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1956
Information notes on forests in Cowal

The document is courtesy of Glenbranter Forest office staff with particular thanks to Ian Adams who has stored these old files for many years.

A small series of loose leaf notes compiled as information for visits to Glenbranter, Loch Eck and Ardgartan Forests with some information on total timber production in Cowal area over several years.

Interesting points:
Glenbranter Forest - six foresters, 100 workers including contractors, forest roads spaced at 300 metres apart, some experiments with ropeways but now use 22 horses.
Loch Eck Forest – two foresters and around 30 workers in addition to unmentioned number of contractors, 8 FC horses - remnants of Oak tanning trees.
Ardgartan Forest 1958 – Thinning programme rising from 70,000 cu feet to 145,000 cu feet. 30 miles of forest roads, camping and caravan nights nearly 50.000.

Cowal area timber production for 1953 over 184,000 cu feet, 1955 large volume figure of over 435,000 cu feet!
Picture added on 04 September 2018 at 08:17
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