Seed production and quality and early growth of seedlings in the native pinewoods of Glentanar
Aspects of natural regeneration were studied in the native Scots pinewood of Glentanar near Aboyne in Aberdeenshire during 1978 and 1979. Quantities of seed produced, the time and distance of seed dispersal, and germination capacity and energy of the seed, were assessed in the laboratory and the forest. In characteristics of different seed beds litter, mineral soil, humus and mixtures of these were examined and mixtures of humus and mineral soil were most favourable to seed germination and early survival of seedlings. The group shelterwood system of germination was compared with uniform shelterwood. The former appeared more favourable to Scots pine regeneration at Glentanar.