Images of gale damaged forest – 1953 Gale
Photograph courtesy of Forestry Commission, Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District.
A number of photographs showing the effect of the Jan 1953 storm on different species of trees of varying ages. This image shows a smashed mature Sitka spruce forest and attached in the PDF are some more images of damaged spruce, Douglas fir and broadleaved areas, possibly mainly in the Morayshire area.
Unfortunately there are no location names and the only references are the numbers on the back of the photographs which begin with C1579 (possibly used in Timber Trades Journal) and in sequence C1580, C1581, C1583 and C1584. These can be seen in the attached PDF.
Any comments or observations on the gale and its effects very welcome.
Picture added on 09 June 2014