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Felling of Diseased Larch Trees

Felling of Diseased Larch Trees

Added at 16:30 on 19 October 2023

The felling of the diseased larch trees has started. The site has been issue with a Statutory Plant Heath Notice (SPHN) and forestry workers have to follow strict biosecurity guidance. This includes cleaning their boots and the wheels of vehicles before they leave the site. The disease, Phytophthora ramorum, attacks other species, particularly Rhododendrum ponticum. Walkers and mountain bikers are recommended to follow the same security measures as forest workers.

 The red dots on the image indicate the SPHNs which have been issued this year. You can enlarge the image using CRL+

 Read more about it on the Scottish Forestry website

 The transportation of the wood down Pier and Station Road is expected to start in a couple of weeks time and carry on