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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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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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