Logging on to Reforesting Scotland Issue 49, Spring/Summer 2014

Reforesting Scotland Issue 49, Spring/Summer 2014

This issue took as its theme “Small is possible”

Feature articles include:

Small is possible p9


Alan Carter

Letter from a Forest Garden p11



Graham Bell

Woodland Crofts p13

References 1. http://woodlandcrofts.org.cp-27.webhostbox.net/?page_id=140 (2006 Report)

2. www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-8lahdj


Jamie McIntyre

Making small work – 1 p15


1. www.firstport.org.uk

2. www.scottishwoodlandskillscentre.co.uk

3. www.tfsr.org


Clive Bowman

Making small work – 2 p16


1. www.ashs.co.uk

2. http://www.woodlandheritage.org/woodland-to-workshop-courses/future-courses


Maggie Birley

Web products and directories p17

A selection of sites for forest products, run by trade organisations and voluntary groups

www.forestharvest.org.uk – wild harvested and woodland products

www.woodfuelscotland.org.uk – firewood suppliers

www.treenurseryscotland.org.uk – local native tree nurseries

www.willowscotland.co.uk – willow growers Other useful directory websites include:

www.ashs.co.uk – home-grown hardwood timber and timber products

www.scottishfurnituremakers.org.uk – promotes craftsmanship and design

www.scottishbasketmakerscircle.org – basketmakers and willow sculptors

www.usewoodfuel.co.uk – biomass suppliers

www.highlandenvironment.org.uk – environmental and/or sustainable services in the Highlands

www.seda.uk.net – ecological designers (mainly architects)

www.smallwoodscotland.org.uk – harvesting and small-scale contractors and sawmills

www.aecb.net – builders, architects, renewables installers

Deer stalking – a view from a “non-elite” deer stalker p18


1. www.dcs.gov.uk/Deer%20Management/default.aspx

2. www.bds.org.uk/deer_stalking_certificate_1.html

3. http://basc.org.uk/

4. www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/finance/service-fees-and-charges/firearms/

5. Downing, G. (2013) Deer Stalking Handbook (3rd edition). ISBN: 978-1-84689-183-0

6. www.bestpracticeguides.org.uk/

7. www.forestry.gov.uk/esc

Hugh Chalmers

Firewood in Scotland p22


1. Woodfuel: demand and usage in Scotland Report 2012. Hudson Consulting Ltd for Forestry Commission Scotland. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7TDHJN

2. One dry tonne (odt) of wood can generate 5,040.8 kWh. The 2012 Woodfuel report gives “woodfuel usage in the commercial, industrial heat and electrical generation sectors of the Scottish market” as 613,000 odt.

3. The Carbon Balance of Woodfuel – downloadable at: http://www.highlandbirchwoods.co.uk/userfiles/file%5Cpublications%5CWoodfuel%5Ccarbon%20balance%20report.pdf

Nick Marshall

Trees, logs and renewable energy in Wales p22


1. http://llaisygoedwig.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2010/02/Wales-Domestic-Firewood-Survey-2012.pdf 2. http://llaisygoedwig.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/AN8-Undertaking-a-survey-of-localfirewood-demand-market-potential.pdf

Dr Jenny Wong and Dr James Walmsley

From Canada to Corsewall – the story of the Scottish woodlot licence p31


Andy Brown

Regular articles

Community woodland: Hill Holt Wood p23


  1. http://newstartmag.co.uk/features/community-owned-and-managedwoodlands-a-role-for-socialenterprise/
  2.  www.designhhw.com/portfolio/housing/13-linden-terrace/


Nigel Lowthrop

Project Report: Falkland p25


1. www.artofmentoring.co.uk

2. Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown, 2nd edition 2010, OWLink Media, Washington, USA


Tess Darwin

Artists in wood: Simon Colley p27

https://vimeo.com/113448444 A video of Simon making a scroll for ReforestNation

Fi Martynoga

StarTree: Portugal p29


Emma Chapman

Beasts of the forest: wood ant p32


1. Ölzant, S. (2001) Freilandökologische untersuchungen an der Gastameise Formicoxenus nitidulus (NYLANDER1, 8 46) unter besonderer Berücksichtigund er Nesttemperatur (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News. 4, 1-10.


Hayley Wiswell

Woodland Report: Scotland’s orchards p35


1. Dunn, M. (1887). Apples and Pears 1885: Report of the Apple and Pear Congress Held by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, Edinburgh, from 25th to 28th November 1885. Maclachlan and Stewart. 2. http://commonground.org.uk



Dr Crispin W. Hayes

A reader writes: Deer debate p37


1. www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/grouse-moor-ownersdriving-mountain-hares-to-thebrink.22648639

2. http://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com

3. www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/landscapes/glenfeshie/

4. www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/nnr/the_story_of_creag_meagaidh_national_nature_reserve.pdf

5. www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-9a6dc2

6. www.carrifran.org.uk

7. “There are more than 7,000 deer-related motor vehicle accidents every year in Scotland, on average causing about 70 human injuries. The economic value of these accidents is £5 million” – SNH press release 25/10/2012

8. Higgins, P., Wightman, A. and MacMillan, D. (2002). Sporting estates and recreational land use in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. A report for the Economic and Social Research Council.

9. Monbiot, G. (2013) Feral – searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding. Allen Lane.

10. Getting deer numbers under control – a proposal for a new licensing system in Scotland. On the papers page of www.forestpolicygroup.org

Nicky Penford

Last word: Common weal p42



Robin McAlpine

News items p4, 40



Trailblazing Trees


Doreen prize (p40)


Book reviews

Feral http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/feral/9781846147487

Blossom http://www.luath.co.uk/blossom.html


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