Growing trees for quality timber

SIRT research update workshop

27 September 2011

What was the event?

Workshop that brought sponsors of the SIRT programme up-to-date with the latest research on the wood properties of British grown conifers and impact of silviculture and tree breeding.

Workshop programme (PDF-89K)

Presentations by Forest Research:

  • Barry Gardiner gave a SIRT project update and talk about "Trends in the UK Sitka spruce resource"
  • Shaun Mochan - "Using acoustic tools to identify high quality trees"
  • Elspeth MacDonald - "Tree breeding and selection for the future"

Who was the event suitable for?

Foresters, and forest managers and owners in particular, but also of interest to wood processors and policy makers.

Where did the event take place?

Birnam Arts and Conference Centre
Station Road


For further information please contact:

Elspeth Macdonald
Centre for Forest Resources and Management
Forest Research
Forestry Commission
Fodderty Way
Dingwall, Ross-shire
IV15 9XB

Tel: +44 (0)1349 862144
Fax: +44 (0)1349 866624