Douglas fir at Murthly 1876
Early photograph taken in 1876 from a forestry album of 117 photographs compiled by an unknown Forestry Commission officer. No other information provided.
The date of the photograph is remarkably early and one must assume the negative or the original print was given by the owner of Murthly Estate to the Forestry Commission officer who compiled the photograph album in 1919-1934. The owner of the Estate in the period was Col Walter Steuart- Fotherington and served as a Commissioner with the Forestry Commission from its inception in 1919 until his death in 1936.
The PDF shows another view of the Douglas fir with outline of a building in the background. Some of the fir must have been planted at least 20 years prior to 1876.
Picture added on 06 February 2017 at 19:37