native woodland resource in the Scottish Highlands

a review of current statistics
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Forestry Commission , Edinburgh
StatementNeil A. MacKenzie and Robin F. Callander.
SeriesForestry Commission Technical Paper : no. 12, Forestry Commission Technical Paper
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17329881M
ISBN 10085538333X

Topical information on ecology, conservation and management for Scottish native woodlands This authoritative textbook provides a convenient single source of up-to-date information about the fascinating native woodland habitats of Scotland, putting these into /5(3). Topical information on ecology, conservation and management for Scottish native woodlands Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish Research Book of the Year Award This authoritative textbook provides a convenient single source of up-to-date information about the fascinating native woodland habitats of Scotland, putting these into their wider British, European and global contexts.

Scottish Natural Heritageis a government body research on the use of rural land resources for the benefit of people and the environment. Our remit:To undertake research on the environmental, sample of the model itself for a small area of the Highlands. Existing native woodland is.

Native tree species are those which arrived naturally in Scotland without direct human assistance as far as we can tell. Most of our native tree and shrub species colonised Scotland after the last Ice Age (which ended roughly 9, years ago), with seeds dispersed by wind, water, and animals.

Oakwoods; birch-dominated with Scottish Upland Birchwoods). Lichen-rich pinewood WPc is not described in the NVC but clearly belongs in the Native Pine Woodlands HAP type. WLz woodland with a species-poor field layer dominated by Luzula sylvatica is too species-poor to allow classification to a NVC type.

In itself it is too species-poorFile Size: KB. Davies, A.L. & Watson, F., “Understanding the changing value of natural resources: an integrated palaeoecological-historical investigation into grazing-woodland interactions by Loch Awe, Western Highlands of Scotland”, Journal of Biogeography, Highland Titles is Supporting Conservation in Scotland Ensuring that Scotland’s wildlife remains protected is a top priority for Highland Titles.

Through several long-term conservation projects and strategic partnerships, we’re working harder than ever to. Native woodland has declined dramatically from the domi- nant vegetation 6,years BP (Smout et al.

; Hobbs ) to an estimated 2% cover presently (Scottish Forestry. In the principal chief of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma, who boasted the surname McIntosh, attended the annual gathering of his clan in the Highlands. To everyone’s surprise, he appeared in full Native regalia. The Plains Indian headdress, beaded shirt.

Native tree and shrub species provide much of our native wildlife with its natural habitats, so are a valuable part of Britain’s nature and landscapes. This is why we seek to maintain the native trees and shrubs in our woods.

We believe in multipurpose management of Scotland’s forests and woodlands.

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Trees and Wildlife in the Scottish Uplands, Natural Environmental Research Council, by Robin Callendar, Finzean. 1 Introduction This paper discusses the contribution of historical information to the management of native woodlands in the Scottish Highlands.

These native woodlands are of a predominantly different ecological character from those in the rest of Britain.

In Scotland only a tiny fraction of our original native forest cover remains. The history of this deforestation in the Highlands is long, complex and shrouded in mystery, but we can still gain glimpses of what has been lost.

The ice retreats. The Caledonian Forest is the name given to the former (ancient old-growth) temperate rainforest of Scotland. The Scots pines of the Caledonian Forest are directly descended from the first pines to arrive in Scotland following the Late Glacial; arriving about forest reached its maximum extent about BC, after which the Scottish climate became wetter and : Temperate coniferous forest.

Ecological context. There are currently approximately million hectares of woodland in Scotland, comprising 18% of land area ().While overall woodland cover increased over the 20th Century, until recently native woodland area and quality continued to decline (Hobbs,Bunce et al., ).This was partly due to the planting of commercial species within native woodlands (Hampson and Cited by: The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) was carried out from in order to establish the first authoritative picture of Scotland's native woodlands.

This application is aimed at the interested public, education establishments, business communities, public bodies, environmental generalists, the scientific community and landowners and land managers.

Hamish Napier's talents as a composer and musician shine in this heartfelt tribute to the stories and heritage of his native Highland woodlands. The expansive booklet with detailed information about trees and their relation to the Gaelic alphabet is fascinating and enhances this epic musical adventure.

Jan Oosthoek, Conquering the Highlands: A History of the Afforestation of the Scottish uplands (Canberra: ANU Press, ) Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about six per cent of the total land area.

A century later woodland cover had tripled. We consider management on estates where deer are husbanded as a sporting resource, and on sites where deer density is reduced to promote the regeneration of native woodland.

We focus in particular on the consequences of deer emigration/immigration, between neighbouring sites pursuing conflicting management by: a positive environment for the forest and woodland resource to expand, integrate and thrive alongside other key industries.

Through this refreshed Highland Forest and Woodland Strategy, the Council welcomes the opportunity to play its part in supporting the achievement of the Scottish File Size: 5MB.

Lochside and woodland walks start on the doorstep and hill walks, including the three peaks of Bens A'an, Venue and Ledi are within easy reach.

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Located beside the Great Trossachs Path, Tigh a' Mhaide is a wonderful starting point for exploring the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve. Built above the conservation village of Tomich, in an exceptionally peaceful corner of the Scottish Highlands, Tomich Holidays is based at Guisachan Farm, which forms part of the historic Guisachan Estate, full of wildlife and surrounded by native woodland.

On the hills above lie several lochs, neighbouring the RSPB reserve at bility: In stock. The management of semi-natural woodlands: 3. Lowland mixed broadleaved woods. Forestry Commission Practice Guide. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

i–iv + 1–28pp. Keywords: ancient woodlands, biodiversity, lowland mixed broadleaved woods, native woodlands, nature conservation, semi-natural woodlands, sustainable forest Size: KB.

True Highlands is a small company based in the heart of the Highlands with infinite local knowledge to enable us to help you plan where to stay and play!. Our aim is to showcase the best the Scottish Highlands & Islands has to offer.

From tourist attractions, days out, events and shopping. Grazing by hill sheep and red deer prevents the regeneration of woodland in many parts of the Scottish Highlands and has also led to extensive loss of Cited by: Birch dominates to the west and north, Scots Pine with Birch and oak in the eastern Highlands and oak (both Quercus robur and Q.

petrea) with Birch in the Central Lowlands and Borders. Much of the Scottish coastline consists of machair, a fertile dune pasture land formed. Following a series of rebellions in the Scottish Highlands in the 17 th and 18 th centuries against the British crown, the final defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden in brought about retribution on a large scale and the deliberate attempted extinction of language of the native Gaelic language and Highland culture, and.

A vast, primeval wilderness prowled by lynx, wolves and bears, the Scottish Highlands would have looked rather different a few thousand years ago. Dense woodland. In the lower altitudes of the Highlands I gauge the start of spring by the Blackthorn coming into flower and catkins appearing on the Pussy Willow.

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Soon after I start to see the first Scottish flowers appear and the stars of the show can be found in the woodland. Duncan Ross came down from his walled herb garden at Poyntzfield to lead us through a exploration of the native plants and herbs grown, collected and used in the Scottish Highlands & Islands.

Indigenous cultures have always used herbs that are either on their doorstep, along the shores or deep in woodlands to create medicines, cures and : Sara Dodd.

An introduction to the native woodlands of Scotland, presented by naturalist Nick Baker. Native woodlands have played an important part in Scottish. Felling and farming: the human hand on the landscape. A few thousand years ago, the Highlands would have looked very different from how they appear to us today.

Dense woodlands would have met your eye, interspersed with bogs, heaths and sparse, savanna-like terrain, all .Native woodland has declined dramatically from the dominant vegetation 6, years BP (Smout et al.

;Hobbs ) to an estimated 2% cover presently (Scottish Forestry Forum ).Ling is the best-known native Scottish heather, providing that famous purple bloom on the hills. Evergreen, and tough as old boots, this will, however, turn up its toes in chalk/lime soil, and won’t really thrive in neutral soil unless planted with a good dose of ericaceous (acid) compost.

Being a plant adapted to harsh, damp conditions, a.