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'From Whence our Trees' Talk by Tom Christian at Logie Steading

05 May 2019

Starts: 12:00


"Scotland is home to fewer than two dozen native tree species, yet all across the country in woods, forests and estates are planted many hundreds more that have been brought here from all over the world. Some of these have become popular ornamental trees in great landscapes and domestic gardens, some are highly sought after collectors items, while other have become the mainstay of Scotland's forestry industry and make a significant contribution to the rural economy.  The story of Scotland's treescape is one of intrepid explorers and visionary tree-planters.

"Botanical horticulturist and conservationist specialising in trees, Tom Christian will trace this 400 year history, telling the inextricably entwined stories of trees and people, and how both have shaped the Scotland we see today."  - 
Logie Steading newsletter.

Sunday 5th May at 12.00, noon,
in the Long Room, Logie Steading, Forres, IV36 2QN
Tickets: £5 from the Farm & Garden Shop  01309 611222                 www.logie.co.uk

This event is part of the Logie Timber Festival  Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.


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Logie Timber Festival Logie Steading Forres

05 May 2019

Starts: 10:00
Ends: 17:00
From Logie Steading newsletter

We invite you to come and join the fun THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May

at Logie Steading 10am to 5pm
Good Wood, Good Food

Logie Timber festival celebrates all things Wood, and in its inaugural year celebrates the opening of Logie Timber and The Boardroom at Logie Steading.

You will find over 60 different contributions:
There are demonstrations, exhibitors, kit, machinery, hand tools, things to get your hands on, makers, movers and shakers - as well as food & drink and live music. The aim is fun and information for all the family. And of course all the usual Logie Steading shops and cafe will be open too.

Happenings over the weekend:

  • The official opening of Logie Timber and The Boardroom at Logie Steading including Logie Timber Sawmill tours
  • Talk and Walk (two separate ticketed events) with renowned arborist Tom Christian on Sunday
  • Extreme Duck Race on the River Findhorn with the FNLFT, Sunday
  • Demonstrations in all kinds of wood trades from tree-climbers to huge bits of kit. Have a go at axe-throwing or drum skinning, watch the ancient professions of horse logging or black smithing or more modern ones like chainsaw carving or even a new James Jones timber lorry with VR technology. And there's plenty more!
  • Exhibitors in wood from builders & architects to turners, furniture-makers and artists
  • Wood and wood products for sale
  • 'Into the Woods' art exhibition in the Long Room on Saturday
  • Food & drink - local producers and providers of things to eat on the day or take home
  • Live music in the courtyard
  • Kids activities from woodland crafts to storytelling sessions, river tubing, face painting and things to get your hands on - Fun for all the Family
FREE Entry and FREE Parking. ALL Welcome.
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