The Isle of Man Forestry Board was responsible for the effective management of the Island's forestry and woodland assets. The series comprises 3 foliated volumes which evidence the Board's realisation of one of its core functions, namely, the ongoing propagation of the Island's forestry stock.
Each folio entry is broken down into two sections, namely, 'Trees Planted in Nursery' and 'Trees Disposed of from Nursery'. The former, 'Trees Planted in Nursery', includes the following fields: date of planting, kind of tree, age, from whom purchased, number of trees and cost; while the latter, 'Trees Disposed of from Nursery', details: date of removal, kind of tree, age of removal, method of disposal, number of trees and estimated value when removed.
Additionally, annual summaries of trees removed are included in the back of each volume detailing the kind, number and price at which saplings were sold. In effect, the information furnished by the entries offer a granular account of the purchase and propagation as well as the sale and transplantation of the forestry crop controlled by the Board.