Felling in Highlandman and Torr Forest
The harvesting of timber from the woods behind Rhu will start next Autumn. The 18 year (yes year!) plan includes the removal of all the trees.
The Contractor, Scottish Woodland Ltd,
is eager to minimise the disruption to the community. However the proposed extraction routes are down Station Road and Pier Road, so there will be disruption.
This map shows the extraction route.
We have also been sent a map showing the
areas for the four felling Phases
Phase 1 - 2015-2019
Phase 2 - 2020-2024
Phase 3 - 2025- 2029
Phase 4 - 2030 - 2014
They have also sent a timber management plan which they prepared for an area in Cardross as an indication what to expect.
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