Improved conifer timber quality through plant selection and silviculture

Wednesday, 11th February 2009

What was the event?

This seminar took place as part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Timber Development Programme.

This seminar:

  • Highlighted key issues relating to the quality characteristics, utilisation and marketing of home-grown conifer timber
  • Gave an overview of the effect of choice of planting stock and silviculture on conifer timber quality
  • Disseminated the most recent research findings relating to the choice of species, choice of provenance/progeny, nursery production and silviculture for improved timber quality.

Seminar programme (PDF-276K)

Who was the event suitable for?

Everyone involved in the planning and operational aspects of forest management, with a focus on softwood timber production. It was also of interest to those involved in the nursery trade.

Presentations

Presentations and their respective summaries (where available) given at the seminar are provided below. Further summaries and references will be added in due course.

Introduction
By John Kissock, Chair: Timber Development Programme Steering Group
Presentation
(PDF-1619K)
Summary
(PDF-65K)
Timber quality – impacts on processing
By David Leslie, James Jones & Sons Ltd.
Presentation
(PDF-732K)
Summary
(PDF-93K)
Timber quality – an architect’s point of view
By John Gilbert, John Gilbert Architects
Presentation
(PDF-342K)
Impacts of silviculture on timber quality
By Elspeth Macdonald, Forest Research
Presentation
(PDF-2443K)
Summary
(PDF-142K)
Site assessment and species choice
By Bill Rayner, Forest Research
Presentation
(PDF-1332K)
Summary
(PDF-66K)
Choice of planting stock
By Steve Lee, Forest Research
Presentation
(PDF-755K)
Summary
(PDF-62K)
Roots, shoots and leaves – nursery issues
By Richard Ogilvy, Christie Elite Nurseries
Presentations
(PDF-1939K)
Summary
(PDF-102K)
Establishment practice
By Alan Harrison, Forest Research
Presentation
(PDF-2284K)
Summary
(PDF-75K)
Stand management and silviculture
By Will Anderson, Seafield Estates
Presentation
(PDF-847K)
Summary
(PDF-56K)
Timber quality assessment
By Barry Gardiner and Shaun Mochan, Forest Research
Presentation
(PDF-1513K)
Summary
(PDF-97K)

Where did the event take place?

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre
Station Road
Birnam
Dunkeld PH8 0DS

Contact

For further details please contact:

Elspeth Macdonald
Forest Research
Forestry Commission
Woodlands
Fodderty Way
Dingwall, Ross-shire
IV15 9XB

Tel: +44 (0)1349 862144
Fax: +44 (0)1349 866624
Email: elspeth.macdonald@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

                       

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