RSFS Lothian and Borders Field Day

4 July 2017

Forest Management, Recreation and Competing Land Uses.
Dunglass Estate. Cockburnspath

RV 10:00 hrs Farm Dairy, TD13 5XF. OS: NT 763 722

Dunglass is a fascinating example of a modern day diversified estate business, mixing farming and commercial forestry with a popular wedding venue and holiday accommodation. The Estates boasts a picturesque designed landscape with extensive policy woodlands, complete with an ancient weighing tree, strawberry tree and a 15th Century Gothic chapel with Knights Templar Cross.

With thanks to Estate owner, Simon Usher and Savills, who undertake Estate and woodland management at Dunglass, the field day will offer a valuable opportunity to discuss the following topics:-

Long terms forest management; forest plans; recreation & public access; competing land uses; sporting; Low Impact Silviculture; deer management; thinning and clear felling; climate change resilience; pests and diseases; timber transport and woodland creation.

Please bring a packed lunch and outdoor clothing for the day.

Please contact Virginia Harden Scott if attending: virginia.harden@csgnt.org.uk / 01501 824197

Please advise in advance if you have any special access requirements.

To visit the Dunglass Estate Website, click here.