Following a previous soil survey of Radnor Forest by LRA in 2009, Forestry Commission Scotland invited tenders for multiple soil surveys of Commission land, the outputs to be used for detailed forest coupe design and planning. Land Research Associates were awarded the tenders for four FC Districts: Dumfries and Borders, Galloway, Scottish Lowlands and Cowal & Trossachs - a total survey area of more than 6,000 ha.
LRA’s survey team of four experienced soil surveyors tackled challenging terrain and the famed Scottish midges over a six month period, mapping soil types, classifying them using the Commission’s in-house system The Identification of Soils for Forest Management and estimating soil nutrient and soil moisture regimes from soil and vegetation types.
The outputs for each forest comprised:
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