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SCOT2K pine dendro talk at ARP conference, 27 May 2017

Looking forward to presenting the results of the SCOT2K pine dendro project at the Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2017, more details of which can be found here. My talk will focus on the heritage outcomes of the project including … Continue reading

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The Wallace Oak, Port Glasgow

  The last week has been an eventful one for the Wallace Oak in Port Glasgow. ┬áThe Society of William Wallace have had the remains of the famous tree moved to a safe place where it can gradually dry out … Continue reading

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SCOT2K paper on historical pine dating with Blue Intensity published in JAS

Delighted to have the SCOT2K team’s work published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, just out now in 2017. The paper shows how the use of Blue Intensity, as a proxy for latewood density, has been deployed to assist the … Continue reading

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Encounters with historic oaks

Interesting oaks feature large in some of my current projects. I am preparing a sample to age a fallen ‘Wallace Oak’ at Port Glasgow, and in reading around discover that there are several other Wallace Trees in Scotland with fascinating … Continue reading

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Another year, another tree-ring

A year since I last blogged, only because it has been an exceptionally busy time and still is! So the very briefest of updates, and with thanks to the many colleagues, collaborators and clients involved. Work continues on the Scottish … Continue reading

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Native Scottish dendro, new links & TRACE

I’ve been at the TRACE dendro conference this week, in Aviemore, organised by my colleagues at the University of St Andrews. Fantastic conference, I learned a great deal from the other speakers and poster presenters, as TRACE covers all branches … Continue reading

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Norwegian Wood? Dendro-dating in Anstruther

Dendrochronolgical analysis of single oak timber, a second floor joist, from St Nicholas Church Tower in Anstruther, was recently undertaken on behalf of the Anstruther Improvements Association. The analysis was successful in providing both a date and a provenance for … Continue reading

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RSFS awards trophy for Scottish dendro paper

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society recently awarded the Sir George Campbell Memorial Trophy for the following paper published in their journal: ‘Mills, C M & Crone, A 2012 ‘Dendrochronological evidence for Scotland’s native timber resources over the last 1000 years‘, … Continue reading

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Lochwood’s ancient oaks

Why has it taken me so long to visit this astonishing old oak wood at Lochwood, near Beattock, Dumfries & Galloway. The old oaks are relicts of a medieval deer park or wider hunting forest beside Lochwood Tower, the historic … Continue reading

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SCOT2K A 2000 year native pine tree-ring record for Scotland

A 2000 year tree-ring chronology for native pine in Scotland: that is the exciting objective of the NERC-funded SCOT2K Project led by Dr Rob Wilson at the University of St Andrews. I am delighted to have been appointed as a … Continue reading

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