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Late summer maintenance

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Late summer is the time for maintenance as we get things in order for winter. Just before Christmas 2012 we had a huge flood which swept away the watergate in one of our new forestry plantations. Trying to make a burn crossing roe deer and rabbit proof is a technical challenge which we overcame by suspending a gate on an old utility pole.The burn was widened to allow the water to flow unimpeded, and the bed of the burn was paved with large stones so that there is no opportunity for rabbits to squeeze under the gate. All of this was done by hand; hard work but minimal impact on the ecology of the burn. The end result is quite pleasing.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.