2 October 2009
What was the event?
Scots pine forests play a key role in the rural economy, delivering a sustainable supply of timber in addition to biodiversity, landscape and recreation benefits. Scots pine is of particular importance in north Scotland, where it comprises a third of the conifer forest area.
This seminar presented results from recent research into the timber quality and market potential of the Scots pine resource, including:
- Current management and utilisation
- Tools and techniques for assessing timber quality in trees and logs
- A survey of timber quality in forests across north Scotland
- Market development study
- Trials of new products
Seminar programme (PDF-297K)
- Assessing Scots pine timber quality (PDF-2316K)
Barry Gardiner, Forest Research
- Future markets for Scots pine (PDF-2390K)
Ivor Davies, Centre for Timber Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University
- Improving the utilisation of UK grown Scots pine falling boards (PDF-878K)
Geoff Cooper, Building Research Establishment
- Mechanical properties of Scots pine structural timber (PDF-606K)
John Moore, Centre for Timber Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University
- Scots pine and home grown timber in architecture (PDF-2320K)
Mark Williams, HRI Architects
- Scots pine resource: current management and utilisation (PDF-1482K)
Elspeth Macdonald, Forest Research
- Scotland’s Timber Development Programme - markets for home grown timber (PDF-1781K)
John Kissock, Chair: Timber Development Programme Steering Group
Who was the event suitable for?
All growers, managers, processors and users of Scots pine.
Where did the event take place?
The Enterprise Park
For further information please contact:
Northern Research Station
Tel: 0131 445 2176
Fax: 0131 445 5124