By T. C. Smout
The 1st glossy background of Scottish woodlands, this hugely illustrated quantity explores the altering dating among bushes and folks from the time of Scotland's first payment, targeting the interval 1500 to 1920. Drawing on paintings in common technological know-how, geography and heritage, in addition to at the authors' personal learn, it provides an available and readable account that balances social, financial and environmental components. starting chapters describe the early historical past of the woodlands. The booklet is then divided into chapters that ponder conventional makes use of and administration, the influence of outsiders at the pine woods and the oakwoods within the first section of exploitation, and the impact of industrialization. Separate chapters are dedicated to case reports of administration at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus, and on Skye. (10/1/05)
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32 In this case, the damage to the original ecosystem had already been largely done. In effect, therefore, it is the first three phases of this spectrum which were significant. 4. Extractive use: woodland becomes moor or arable If a wood is destroyed by overgrazing, felling or burning, and no attempt is made to permit its regeneration, its management is obviously not sustainable. This can also occur in different ways: (a) When a wood is allowed to decay standing, and grazing pressure prevents its natural regeneration before it finally collapses.
20 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 21 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 E XTENT AND CHARACTER OF THE WOODS BEFORE 1500 (a) (b) Fig. 1 The Wood of Caledon from Ptolemy’s description: (a) Waldseemüller’s version, 1513 (b) Blaeu’s version, 1654. 4 Interestingly, Coronelli’s map of Le Royavme D’Ecosse, published in Paris in 1708, showed several large woods rather uncertainly placed, and named one of the biggest (very roughly centred on Glenorchy and the Black Mount) the ‘Caledonia Forest’.
Darling, Pelican in the Wilderness (London, 1956), pp. 20, 180, 353; F. F. Darling, ‘History of the Scottish forests’ (1949), reprinted in Reforesting Scotland, 7 (1992), pp. 25–7. Scottish Green Party, A Rural Manifesto for the Highlands: Creating the Second Great Wood of Caledon (Inverness, 1989). 23 10716 EUP Native 31/7/07 9:29 am Page 24 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:phil:Public: PHIL'S JOBS:10 T HE NATIVE WOODLANDS OF S COTLAND, 1500–1920 the story came, incidentally in the centenary year of Nairne’s original talk in Inverness, when Hugh Miles made a prize-winning film and wrote an accompanying book with Brian Jackman, The Great Wood of Caledon.
A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920 by T. C. Smout