RSFS Field Trip – Newbyth & Saltoun, East Lothian

11 September 2018


AM Newbyth, East Linton

NT594798 / EH40 3DU (south of Newbyth House)

Hosted by Colin MacBrayne. Invitation of Dr James Bryce. A short visit to Newbyth Woodlands at East Linton to look at oakwood management and LISS. The oakwood was awarded the Hunter Blair salver for silvicultural excellence in 2007 and again in 2010 for the Silver Jubilee. Of particular interest is the intensive analysis of the effect of heavy thinning on free growth and a whole range of crop parameters.

PM Saltoun Big Wood, West Saltoun

NT464668 / EH34 5EH

Hosted by Colin MacBrayne. Invitation of Sir Francis Ogilvy. The main theme of this visit will be LISS which is well advanced after only 10 years of intensive management. Natural regeneration is diverse and widespread, under a range of different crop types and is now being actively respaced to create the optimal species mix and stand structure. Discussion will focus on stand management, treatment of regeneration, thinning and timber.

Chris Allan, 01620 825 058,