By T. C. Smout
The 1st smooth historical past of Scottish woodlands, this hugely illustrated quantity explores the altering dating among timber and folks from the time of Scotland's first payment, targeting the interval 1500 to 1920. Drawing on paintings in typical technological know-how, geography and historical past, in addition to at the authors' personal study, it offers an available and readable account that balances social, fiscal and environmental components. starting chapters describe the early heritage of the woodlands. The ebook is then divided into chapters that give some thought to conventional makes use of and administration, the impression of outsiders at the pine woods and the oakwoods within the first section of exploitation, and the impact of industrialization. Separate chapters are dedicated to case reports of administration at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye. (10/1/05)
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First to emerge as ground cover was juniper, together with species of willow and rowan, followed quickly by birch, which about 11,000 years ago fragmented the cover of juniper, and then, 800 years after that, hazel spread. Elm and oak arrived in the period 6500–6000 bc. Scots pine first appeared in abundance in Wester Ross in a genetically distinct population, around 7000 bc: it may have come from some isolated population from an area to the west of mainland Scotland 14 15 16 J. M. D. thesis, 1974).
M. Gilbert, Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland (Edinburgh, 1979); Anderson, History of Scottish Forestry, 1, pp. 90–139. Translated in Gilbert, Hunting, p. 305. 37 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 38 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 T HE NATIVE WOODLANDS OF S COTLAND, 1500–1920 Fig. 2 The oaken roof of Darnaway Castle, Morayshire, dated by dendrochronology to 1387. It is the earliest hammerbeam construction in Scotland. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Crown copyright.
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A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 by T. C. Smout