Autumn is in the air and there is mist on the cover of Scottish Forestry
The Covid-19 outbreak influenced the completion of the last edition, with the country entering lockdown and RSFS meetings postponed. Here we are emerging from lockdown, reflecting on impacts, thinking of the last world wars and the value of art, and continuing to look back on 100 years of state forestry in Scotland.
Sadly, there are three obituaries in this edition, including the one for our own Rod Pimm.
Our main reports are all about 2019: Keith Kirby on the NWDG woodland history conference, Peter Nielson on the Austrian Forestry meeting, and I cover tree art exhibited in Forfar.
In Society News we announce the winners of the 2019 journal awards. One winner, Dr Andrew Cameron, contributes another major paper: a fully-illustrated guide to transformation. Two more articles look forward: Prof. Douglas Macmillan advocates a rewilding strategy for Scotland and Victor Clements discusses how we can achieve a more wooded Scotland. Neil Thomson celebrates the McCabe Spruce, sent home from the trenches in WW1. Michael Lawrence describes his grandfather Sandy Rose’s post-WW2 inventions at Ledmore Nursery.
There are three book reviews plus the return of ‘My Favourite Forestry Book’. We’d be glad to hear about your favourite forestry books again, or your best relevant lockdown reading! Three letters are published; please continue to send comments and reflections. We are trialling a compostable wrap to send you this edition. Let us know what you think of it too!