SCOT2K Native pine buildings dendrochronology article published

Castle Menzies lang garret native pine roof dated 1572. Copyright C Mills 2017.

Delighted to receive this early Christmas present, the publication in Vernacular Architecture of our paper on the SCOT2K dendro-dating of native pine historic buildings in Scotland. Using a combination of ring-width and blue intensity measurements, we have dated 20 pine structures from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and from grand castles to modest cruck cottages. While most are in the Highlands, near the native pinewoods, there is also evidence for long distance transport from the medieval period. The discussion considers not only the dendro-dates for the built heritage record but also the implications for historic woodland management, timber use and trade. The full reference and link to the article is given on the Projects and Publications page.

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