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Donald Macdonald, Cowdray Estate Head Forester, has scooped the prestigious James Cup which is awarded each year to the best article in the RFS Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF)

Date Issued: 17 March 2013

 

Donald Macdonald, Cowdray Estate Head Forester, has scooped the prestigious James Cup which is awarded each year to the best article in the RFS Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF). The article, which was published in the April 2012 issue, asks whether we have been under-estimating the volume potential for this species.

The QJF is sent to all RFS members. The April 2013 issue is due out soon, and will include:

  • Government responds to Independent Panel Review by RFS Development Director, Simon Lloyd
  • Cone production of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in stands undergoing transformation to continuous cover forestry by Victoria Stokes
  • Using canopy cover to control vegetation in continuous cover forestry - a triumph of hope over reality? by Ralph Harmer & Gary Kerr
  • Land use in Guadalcanal by Elizabeth Kartawick
  • Rare birch in the Caucasus Mountains by Paul Bartlett
  • Visiting a ground-breaking reforestation project in Bolivia by Steve Manchee
  • Challenges in New Zealand forestry by Stefania Pizzirani
  • The native forests of New Zealand by Gary Kerr & Glenn Stewart
  • RFS Accounts & Directors’ Report for 2012

Donald Macdonald's award-winning article, “Douglas fir yield forecasts, Cowdray Estate, West Sussex”, is available to download from the RFS website, James Cup page.