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Lining out plants with Ledmore Plough
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No: 835   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1965
Lining out plants with Ledmore Plough

Photographs courtesy of Abbie Gordon, Banchory.

Lining out machine possibly about 1965 but year and location has not been identified.

Alan Duncan from Newton Nursery comments:
β€˜The photograph is indeed of hand lining out taking place using the old Ledmore boards. It looks like the tractor is pulling a plough to make the notch for the placement of the boards prior to filling.’

It is almost certainly the Ledmore lining out plough which carried out two previously separate operations in one pass. Just behind the tractor wheel in the plough frame is likely to be one or two mould boards turning the soil over some of which would lie against the row of tree roots hanging down from the lining out boards.

Next in line is the wide roller which packs the ploughed soil (1) against the roots previously mentioned and (2) into a firm platform about 10 inches wide.

Finally and not clearly seen here, a coulter and board cuts a straight vertical face in the firm soil platform for the workers to place the next line of boards with tree roots hanging down.
Picture added on 09 February 2011
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I am trying hard to remember how we allowed for the tractor wheels when lifting the plants later on, as a double run with the plough would be to wide.?

Added by Leslie Phillip on 09 February 2018.
The young trees were lifted by hand at the right time in roughly bundles of 100 for replanting !

Added by Ex Ledmore nusery worker on 12 November 2018.
Forester Mr Rose from the Ledmore nursery invented this plough ! He developed it with the help of a local blacksmith. I myself worked in this nursery and planted many of those boards which were filled by a team of local women recruited from Bankfoot ! After planting in the beds they were left to develop then picked by hand into bundles for replanting .

Added by Ex Ledmore nusery worker Mike. on 12 November 2018.
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