Growing broadleaves for quality hardwood timber

Oak sapling and broadleaf woodland

23 February 2010

What was the event?

This seminar was part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Timber Development Programme.

The seminar:

  • Highlighted key issues relating to the quality of home-grown broadleaves and hardwood timber
  • Gave an overview of the impact of site and management on broadleaf timber quality
  • Disseminated the most recent research findings relating to the choice of species and planting stock, nursery production, establishment and silviculture for improved hardwood timber quality
  • Informed growers about the market for Scottish grown hardwood.

Seminar programme (PDF-106K)

Presentations

Presentations and their respective summaries:

Choice of planting stock
By Jason Hubert, Forest Research.
Presentation
(PDF-3657K)
Summary
(PDF-282k)
Establishment practice
By Alan Harrison, Forest Research.
Presentation
(PDF-5774K)
Summary
(PDF-227k)
Impacts of silviculture on timber quality of broadleaved tree species
By Gary Kerr, Forest Research.
Presentation
(PDF-3079K)
Summary
(PDF-143k)
Marketing hardwoods
By Gavin Munro, Hardwood Advisor for Scottish Hardwood Logs.
- Summary
(PDF-106k)
Quality broadleaves species choice
By Rick Worrell, Forestry Consultant.
Presentation
(PDF-3365K)
Summary
(PDF-129k)
Site assessment
By Bill Rayner, Forest Research.
Presentation
(PDF-2263K)
Summary
(PDF-136k)
Supply of nursery stock
By Rodney Shearer, Alba Trees.
Presentation
(PDF-2198K)
Summary
(PDF-233k)
Using Scottish hardwood timber
By Maggie Birley, Scottish Wood.
Presentation
(PDF-872K)
Summary
(PDF-243k)

Who was the event suitable for?

This seminar was of interest to everyone involved in the planning and operational aspects of forest management for hardwood timber production. It was also of interest to people involved in processing and marketing Scottish hardwood timber.

Where did the event take place?

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre
Station Road
Birnam
Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Tel: 01350 727674
Fax: 01350 727748

Contact

For further information please contact:

Evelyn Hall
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian
EH25 9SY

Tel: 0131 445 2176
Fax: 0131 445 5124
E-mail: evelyn.hall@forestry.gsi.gov.uk