01.09.14 6,500 larch to be felled

Posted on September 1, 2014
Archive : September 2014
Category : Environment

In a bid to prevent further spread of fungus-like disease, Phytophthora Ramorum, some 6,500 larch trees are to be felled in Belfast's Belvoir Forest. This is the most effective way of reducing the risk of the disease spreading to other trees and gardens in the Belfast area. Belvoir Forest includes some of the oldest trees in Ireland – some which were present when Belfast was just a village. The Forest Service say that the felling of disease-affected trees will be carried out as sympathetically as possible to minimise the potential threat to the veteran tree stock. The forest will remain open to the public but they are asked to follow the instructions on special notices to help prevent further spread of the deadly disease.

Source: www.4ni.co.uk

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