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: email@example.com / 01501 824197
Please advise in advance if you have any special access requirements.
To visit the Dunglass Estate Website, click here.