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Dendrochronology masterclass

Delighted to have been invited to speak about dendrochronology in the Scottish cultural sphere for the 36th series of the Architectural Conservation Masterclasses, University of Edinburgh. Details and bookings for all the lectures in the 2013 programme through this link … Continue reading

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Peter Quelch on Rural Romania

Communities in parts of rural Romania retain a more collaborative, integrated and traditional approach to living on the land than survives in western Europe, though now under immense pressures of change.  Peter Quelch, native woodlands expert and Dendrochronicle colleague, has … Continue reading

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Cree Valley Woodland Heritage Seminar

It was a great pleasure to be part of the Cree Valley Community Woodlands Trust’s seminar on Woodland Heritage held in and around Newton Stewart, Galloway, on 7th & 8th June 2012, an event supported by the Community Woodlands Association … Continue reading

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Woodland workshop – Cairngorms Community Heritage

One of the site visits on our woodland heritage workshop on 31st May 2012 for Cairngorms Community Heritage programme (led by RCAHMS, supported by Cairngorms National Park, workshop tutors Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills) was to an overgrown old oak … Continue reading

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Historic Woodland Survey FCS dayschool

On 20th April 2012, Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills led a dayschool arranged by Matt Ritchie (FCS archaeologist) to introduce our approach to Historic Woodland Survey. The day was attended by several FCS staff and representatives of other institutions including … Continue reading

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Trossachs Woodland Heritage

The Trossachs are so rich in historic woodlands and cultural landscapes, a theme we explored in a Dendrochronicle training workshop and guided walk this weekend (tutors Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills). Our hosts, the Trossachs Landscape Heritage Network and the … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings

We have a long tradition in Britain of bringing in native tree greenery at Christmas, most surely connected to ancient mid-winter celebrations.  The photo shows the fresh wreath I made at a workshop this week, and uses native yew, ivy … Continue reading

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Heritage Skills Initiative lecture

It was really good to meet staff and participants in the Heritage Skills Initiative when I gave a lecture on Dendrochronology for them in Newcastle last night (7th Dec). A really diverse range of people are involved in this excellent … Continue reading

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Exploring Woodland Heritage Workshop for CWA

An enthusiastic group attended Dendrochronicle’s recent ‘Exploring Woodland Heritage’ workshop at Grantown-on-Spey, run by Peter Quelch & Coralie Mills for the Community Woodlands Association, and hosted by the Anagach Woods Trust. A mix of talks, case study work and field … Continue reading

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Workshop at Drum Castle

The dendrochronology workshop I ran for the National Trust for Scotland this week was held at Drum Castle; with its intact early 17th C roofs of local oak and the beautiful 18thC oak trees in the Old Wood of Drum, … Continue reading

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