That areas of broadleaves (birch, rowan, alder) are being planted in the Galloway Forest Park, as well as conifers.
That some trees can grow under water.
That the drainage off the land has to be just right, not to fast and not too slow.
That they can tell what will grow well by the size of the stumps of the previous crop that was there.
That after harvesting an area is left for around 5 years before planting to avoid spraying for weevil, as it is supposed to have been and gone in that time; but then they have to spray for the weeds that have grown up.
That sticks of trees are left on the site when harvesting, for the birds of prey to sit on.
That they can tell what will grow well in a particular place by the natural 'weeds' that have grown there.
That Lodgepole Pine is planted along with the Sitka Spruce because it changes the characteristics of the nitrogen in the soil so that it is better for the Sitka.
That Lodgepole Pine isn't a very good wood, but will be harvested for things like paper or pallets.
That Larch branches are useful when you get stuck in the mud.
That Larches in this clean air can get so covered in lichen it looks like snow.