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Conquering the Highlands: A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands

Oosthoek, Jan

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Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A century later woodland cover had tripled. Most of the newly established forestry plantations were created on elevated land with wet peaty soils and high wind exposure, not exactly the condition in which forests naturally thrive. Jan Oosthoek tells in this book the story of how 20th century foresters devised ways to successfully reforest the poor...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2013-02
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227858
DOI: 10.22459/CH.02.2013
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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