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RE: Forestry Journal improving.

Subject: RE: Forestry Journal improving.
From: Addison, Gilbert
Date: Dec 30 2013 11:07:54
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Sent: 30 December 2013 10:24
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Forestry Journal improving.

One of the magazines that eventually finds its way into our office is
the Forestry Journal. My dad subscribes to it, (despite being almost 80
he's still got dreams of buying a big harvester and vanishing into the
forests). It used to be called Forest Machine Journal and while it
contained some interesting articles I was inclined to dismiss it as it
catered more to the Petrol-Head part of the Arb fraternity. (I think
that was Dealga's description, it should be diesel-head but I got his

Anyway the point of this missive is that the most recent issue
(December) seems to be getting more in line with UKTC-sympathies (as I
perceive them) and kicks off with an editorial moaning about the fact
that the ad for the new Forestry Commission Chairman contains not a
mention of trees and that anyone reading the mag would be over-qualified
for the post! While I don't hold with all of that it's got a point....
It also has a moan about the Woodland Trust who also need a new Chief
Executive, and unsurprisingly a knowledge of trees is not included in
the job description.

Elsewhere they point out that involving the public in finding incidences
of Chalara is not a lot of point when the average Joe/Joanna can't tell
an Ash from a Rowan.While it's still got the diesel-heads lamenting the
glories of County Tractors it's also got a decent article on PAWS
restoration by John Jackson (past CEO of the RFS) and a very interesting
article on planting trees in British Columbia, focusing on the fitness
of the planters more than anything. These two articles are on-line as it
happens, although only as scanned PDFs.

I should also note that the editorial (a while ago) gave Countryfile a
decent kicking over their reactionary views on Forestry which was picked
up by the mainstream press. So all in all those of us who were
dismissing the publication ought not to be so hasty, possibly.


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