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Reforesting Scotland Journal 55

Spring/Summer 2017: Wild Harvests The theme of this issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘Wild Harvests’ and we take a look at a range of wild harvests, including forest microbes and materials for tanning hides, as well as various aspects of

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Pine martens

If there was ever an animal that showed the changes that cascade through the web of ecological relationships when you add or remove one of its members, it is the pine marten (Martes martes). This native woodlander was once removed

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Could Brexit end the lose-lose situation in Scotland’s uplands?

Alan Carter asks, could Brexit be an opportunity to craft a sane economic vision for our uplands? In 2011, consultants from the Scottish Agricultural College began a study into the comparative economics of commercial forestry and hill sheep farming in

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EVENT: Scottish Woodland History Conference

The Native Woodland Discussion Group is hosting a conference on Scottish woodland history on Friday the 18th of November at the SNH headquarters in Battleby, Perthshire. Details can be found at  or on Facebook at

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EVENT: Getting Value from Local Woods

11 November 2016 Organised by the Forest Policy Group which is supported by Reforesting Scotland. Details here.

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Venue announced for Reforesting Scotland Gathering 2017

Save the date in your diaries. The 2017 RS Gathering will take place from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October 2017. The venue is Comrie Croft and the theme of the Gathering and of the Reforesting Scotland Journal no.

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Reforesting Scotland Journal 54

Autumn/Winter 2016: ‘Upstream, downstream’ The theme of this issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘Upstream, downstream’ and we take a look at the downstream impacts of upland management. Articles look at flooding, farming, driven grouse shooting and the montane scrub habitat.

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Phytophthora detected in Eastern Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland’s annual early summer tree health aerial surveys have detected new outbreaks of ramorum blight at 24 sites across Scotland.  Although the majority of new findings are near sites of previously known infections, seven sites are in Angus

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2016 Buildings Tour

Draft Buildings of the Forest Tour 2016 Please note that it is essential to book on the buildings tour as parking is limited on some of the stops.

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Ancient woodland restoration workshop

An event organised by the Woodland Trust Scotland 10:00 – 16:00, Tuesday 7 June 2016 Braemar, Deeside The Woodland Trust Scotland, in association with Mar Estate, RDI Associates Ltd and the Cairngorms National Park Authority invite you to an information

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