Forestry Commission logo


Report on Forest Research
Forestry Commission
The report of Forest Research for the year ending March 1952. The report includes:

Summary of the year’s work

Part i: work carried out by Forestry Commission staff

- Forest tree seed investigations
- Experimental work in nurseries
- Work on problems of afforestation in Scotland and northern England
- The 1945 broom and pine nursing experiments at Coldharbour, Wareham forest, Dorset
- Investigations in to the rehabilitation of derelict woodlands
- Experimental work on establishing hard woods in Scotland
- Chemical control of woody weed growth
- Chemical killing of trees to facilitate bark removal
- Provenance studies
- Forest ecology
- Forest genetics
- Establishment of poplars
- Studies of growth and yield
- Forest pathology
- Forest entomology
- Machinery research utilisation development
- Library and documentation
- Photography
- Publications

Part ii: research undertaken for the Forestry Commission by workers attached to universities and other institutions

- Sub-committee on nutrition problems in forest nurseries, summary report on 1951 experiments
- Effect of partial sterilisation by steam or formalin on damping-off of Sitka spruce seedlings in an old forest nursery
- Research into the physical and chemical properties of forest soils
- The influence of tree growth on soil profile development
- Growth and nutrition in heathland plantations
- Researches in soil mycology
- Morphological variations in coniferous species
- A study of the natural pinewoods of Scotland
- Soil faunal investigations
- Research on megastigmus insects infesting conifer seed
- The nesting of tit mice in boxes
- Studies on the relationship between larch canker and trichoscyphella willkomii
150 x 240mm | 148 pages | black and white
Stock code:FCRFR_1952

What's of interest

Please direct orders to:
Forestry Commission Publications
PO Box 785

T: 0161 495 4845
F: 0161 495 4840