Scots pine timber quality in North Scotland: resource availability and market potential

2 October 2009

What was the event?

Harvesting Scots pine

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)


Who was the event suitable for?

All growers, managers, processors and users of Scots pine.

Where did the event take place?

Horizon Scotland
The Enterprise Park
IV36 2AB


For further information please contact:

Evelyn Hall
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY

Tel: 0131 445 2176
Fax: 0131 445 5124