The Effects of Fencing on Natural Regeneration of Native Pinewood after
Six Years in Coille Ruigh na Cuileige, Glen Affric
In 1996, Clare Cummings, carried out a follow-up study to the research done by Paul Blanchflower in 1990 on the occurence of naturally-regenerating Scots pine seedlings at Coille Ruigh na Cuileige in Glen Affric.
Here is the summary of Clare's work, from her survey report:
Prior to the erection of a stockproof fence, a grid of 38 permanent plots was laid out by P. Blanchflower (in 1990) to provide baseline data to monitor the effects of stock exclusion on natural regeneration of Scots pine. The present survey collected data from the original plots (of which 31 were found) recording for each plot: the number of seedlings; seedling height; seedling diameter; height of the surrounding vegetation; diameter distance and orientation from the plot centre of the possible seed source.
All measurements were averaged. Data from 1990 and 1996 was compared and frequency tables comprised and graphed.
The average number of germinating seedlings per plot increased by 5.54 (11.97%). The average height of seedlings was 21.5 cm, compared with 8.5 cm in 1990, an increase of 13 cm (152%) the average diameter of seedlings increased by 2.74 mm (74%).
Pages about Coille Ruigh on this site
- First dwarf birch planted out in Glen Affric, May 2011
- 20 years of regeneration at Coille Ruigh Caledonia Wild! Autumn 2010
- 20th anniversary of the Coille Ruigh fence in Glen Affric
- 20 years of forest fence project provides lessons for restoring Scotland's wild landscapes Press release for the Coille Ruigh 20th anniversary on 14th September 2010
- Coille Ruigh na Cuileige 1990 - 2008 Caledonia Wild! Winter 2008-9
- Coille Ruigh na Cuileige Caledonia Wild! Winter 2007-8
- Coille Ruigh Survey Caledonia Wild! Spring 2002
- Botanical survey of Coille Ruigh na Cuileige Caledonia Wild! Summer 2001
- Plant species list for Coille Ruigh in Glen Affric
- Ten years of regeneration at Coille Ruigh Caledonia Wild! Summer 2000
- Natural regeneration of Pinus sylvestris - results of a research project in 2008
- The Effects of Fencing on Natural Regeneration of Native Pinewood after Six Years in Coille Ruigh na Cuileige, Glen Affric
- A Survey of the Regeneration within a Native Pinewood, Coille Ruigh na Cuileige, with Particular Reference to Ground Vegetation
- Composition of Regenerating Woodland in Coille Ruigh, Autumn 2001
- Progress of the Champion Pine at Coille Ruigh
- Regrowth amidst snags at Coille Ruigh
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