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QJF Oct 2008, Vol. 103, No. 4

  • HORSE LOGGING ‘SEEING IS BELIEVING’ This summer the British Horse Loggers held a ‘seeing is believing’ eventinitiated by their patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, to demonstratecontemporary horse logging practice. Doug Joiner describes circumstanceswhere horses can be used beneficially, and considers the international contextand the future of horse logging in Britain.
  • LEIGHTON REDWOOD CELEBRATION Fifty years ago this month Charles Ackers generously gave the Society hiswoodland at Leighton in Powys, including his treasured grove of old coastalredwoods. David Williams and Lesley Trotter describes this jewel in theRoyal Forestry Society’s crown.
  • BACTERIAL BLEEDING CANKER IN HORSE CHESTNUT Horse chestnuts are now under threat from an aggressive form of bleedingcanker. Terry Mabbett outlines the current situation regarding this worryingplant pathogen.
  • HOW SERIOUS IS BACTERIAL BLEEDING CANKER? In the second part of this feature TerryMabbett looks in detail at how bacterialbleeding canker is affecting a typical group of horse chestnuts in north London.
  • POPLARS IN BRITAIN PART 1: POPLAR BREEDING SUCCESS IN ITALY AND THE PRESENT POSITION OF POPLAR IN BRITAIN Arnold Beaton and Drusilla Riddell-Black look at a poplar breedingprogramme in Italy and discuss its implications for the use of poplar in Britain.
  • WILDERNESS WOOD TWENTY- FIVE YEARS ON Chris and Anne Yarrow bought a Sussex wood 28 years ago with the objectiveof running it as a family business on multiple-use lines. They describe here itsdevelopment over the years and draw conclusions on its success.
  • THE DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS OF MADAGASCAR Donald Scott discusses conservation of the dry deciduous forests of SouthWestern Madagascar and describes a botanic research project in the Andatabo-St Augustin Forest of Tulear Province.