FOR some time past there has been a certain amount of dissatisfaction amongst a section of with the Transactions, it being held that the publication was behind the times, both in appearance, arrangement of material, and so forth. In the recently issued number for March 1927 the Council has taken the step of rechristening this conservative magazie as The Scottish Forestry Journal, though otherwise it remains unchanged. Amongst the chief matters of interest in the present number is the attention given to spacing in planting in Great Britain, a point of vital importance. The matter was given a prominent place in the presidential address of Sir Hugh Shaw Stewart to the Society last February (which is reproduced in this number), and was commented upon by partisans of both wide and close spacing during the ensuing discussion. It was touched upon by Lord Lovat in an address, also printed, and forms the themo of otber writers.