Diseased trees in Forest of Dean set to be felled
FELLING of diseased trees in the Forest of Dean will begin tomorrow.
The Dean has been hit by a devastating outbreak of phytophthora ramorum, a spore-carried germ fatal to larch trees, which was first discovered in the area in June.
The nature of the disease means it is one day likely to rid the Forest of all its larch trees – famous for their rich autumn colours.
The Forestry Commission will carry out the felling of tens of thousands of the trees from this week, but has said previously that a new species will be introduced in place of larch.
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