Dunoon arboretum helps to replace diseased laurel trees

A.U.The nique arboretum on the west coast is helping Scottish to choose a tree that can withstand climate change.

The Kilmon Arborum was established in the 1930s by Dunon as a living laboratory to test the performance of trees in the West Coast climate.

More than 260 tree species have been planted in very small areas. Some liked the Scottish climate and soil, some did not. More than 200 species have prospered, making arborretum one of the world’s most important and important areas for British forestry. The species tested in Kilmon are planted in forests throughout the United Kingdom.

Arboretum is now helping to solve the problem of deforestation in Southwest Scotland.

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Nearly 100 hectares of grass will be cut this year. because of Phytophthora ramorum, The disease that afflicts them, cannot be eradicated. The only way to slow the spread of the disease is to fall on the infected trees and the surrounding trees. The question of what to plant in their place will be answered by Arboretum.

Gareth Waters, interim director for both Forestry and Land Scotland, who manages both sites, said: We are still in the process of selecting trees for forest research, but a visit to the region’s arboretum offers many clear options. Western red cedar, Serbian spruce, and Macedonian pine have worked well there and may be suitable for this site.

“Everything is about the right tree in the right place. Other species that thrive in the arboretum may not be suitable because they have characteristics such as red maple, weak commercial wood. We will refrain from using certain species in areas where they can grow freely and overwhelm the race.

There is also the question of deer management.

Garez says: “Deer in Scotland find a sweeter alternative than the Scythian spruce. It covers more than 50% of our forests. “The first six and seven years of tree life are very important, so we will look at deer handling techniques such as hedge trimming or pruning to protect the trees and give them a good chance of maturity.”

Although the Arboretum plant was first planted in the 1930s, forest and land Scotland continued to work with forest research to test new species. Forest researchers have listed long and possible species. The most recently planted are Chinese cedar, Moroccan pine, Kingai spruce and Scottish pine.

“We give priority to endangered species in the jungle, which can be suitable for future climates, or can produce wood that can be used,” says Matt Parat, a forest researcher. The humid ocean climate makes it ideal for species such as those from similar climatic zones, such as North America, the Pacific Northwest, Chile and Asia, and northeastern Japan.

“These are experimental plants, but they help us to support others in planning future forests in Scotland and the rest of the UK. The arbor also has many ‘champion’ trees. They are the award-winning specimens of the Eucalyptus Nights or Shining Glue, and are the only ‘Big Leaf Maples’ in the UK.

According to Gareth, Kilmon is often referred to as a ‘forest garden’ and visitors are often unaware that they are visiting a global hot spot for tree species research.

“Visitors wander through the small silver horse, the red beaches of the beach and the forests of Chile’s South Beach and have a fun day. Little did they know that those trees would help us build resilient forests for climate change, disease, and other unforeseen threats.

“There is no place like the village.

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How to help protect Scottish trees

Pests and diseases pose a serious threat to Scotland’s forests. You can cool the transmission by washing your shoes, bicycle tires, and dog legs before and after visiting the forest.

Learn more about how to protect our forests

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