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The world’s largest temperate rainforest, it features 90 metre tall Sitka spruce trees and 1,000 year old western red cedar. Plus bears, salmon etc in what is an incredible, intact temperate ecosystem.
Sitka spruce and western red cedar grows pretty well here in Scotland and the weather for the visit was what our foresters describe as “good spruce growing weather”. In fact, the climate and topography is basically like Scotland, without the midges (and with bigger trees).
I know that some people think that Kate and little George are photogenic, but I prefer the trees. Take a look at Ian McAillister’s work.
Great to see the Royals championing a conservation success story. This area will be managed as a ‘wilderness’ with some areas of ‘Ecosytem based forestry’. Overall the area is part of a giant temperate forest biome, which is largely managed for productive forestry.
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Jason Sinden is a professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a Director of Tilhill Forestry Ltd.
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