Jan 22: TREES & TIMBER – Sandy Forbes

The display opened with coverage of Evolution & Forests, being the development of trees. The various uses of trees in medicine, food, sports (e.g. skis, clubs, bowls, etc).  Communications (printing blocks, etc) were shown, together with bonsai. During viewing, a selection of different samples of wood was available.

The second round included different types of tree, both softwood and hardwood. The uses of timber on land (wheels, telegraph poles, etc) and in ships, aircraft, musical instruments and buildings (particularly stave churches in Norway) were also shown.

Vote of thanks – Jim Morrison

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