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January

QJF Jan 2007, Vol. 102, No. 1

  • The water resource implications of broadleaved afforestation This paper considers the physical locationof measurements in woodlands, the size of the woodland, its canopy characteristicsand the importance of geology below the grassland in comparative water use studiesin trying to resolve the question of whether broadleaved woodlands use more waterthan grass in lowland UK.
  • WOODLANDS - A VITAL HABITAT FOR BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS Caroline Bulman explains how changes in woodland management haveaffected our native Lepidoptera and suggests ways in which we can helpprevent further declines in populations and diversity.
  • HORSE CHESTNUT LEAF MINER In the first of two articles on this pest new to the UK, Terry Mabbett describesthe life history of the horse chestnut leaf miner and discusses its spread andcontrol.
  • NEW INSECT PEST FOR AN ANCIENT BATTLEFIELD: HORSE CHESTNUT LEAF MINER SURVEY ON HADLEY COMMON Terry Mabbett continues his discussion of horse chestnut leaf miner with areport on his study of the effect of the pest on a group of trees in the mostaffected part of the country.
  • AN EXERCISE IN CONTINUOUS COVER WORKING Tony Spencer gives an account of an on-going ‘transformation’ of a coniferplantation to continuous cover working and reflects on the pros and cons.
  • COMMUNITY TREE NURSERIES IN RWANDA A RFS Randle Travel Fund bursary helped Andy Wright travel to Rwanda toparticipate in a project designed to enable local communities to raise their owntrees. He reports here on how the project is working.
  • URBAN FORESTRY WASTE: COMPLIANCE WITH THE LEGISLATION The Mersey and Red Rose Forest recently investigated the legislationconcerning the collection and disposal of urban arboricultural waste material.Nigel Blandford explains what they discovered.
  • RED SQUIRRELS VERSUS GREY SQUIRRELS What really happens at the interface between the native red squirrel and thealien grey squirrel? Does the grey squirrel kill the red squirrel? Charles Duttonlooks at the evidence.
  • MULTI-USE SWEET CHESTNUT CULTIVATION IN GREECE As part of a wider study into Greek hardwood timber production and itspotential transferability to UK, funded by the ERDF, the Silvanus Trust,Woodland Heritage and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Charlotte Dawsonhas been looking at the way the Greeks grow and use sweet chestnut.