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**** Access to the woodland - UPDATE 30/7/15 ****
The clearance of the rhododendrons infected with Phtophthora ramorum is now almost complete. All affected areas with the exception of the Terrace are now finished. The Terrace will be completed by the end of next week (weather permitting).
We have started the respraying of the Rhodendron regrowth in Lower Springpool Wood. All the remaining Larch have been moved to a log area in Lower Springpool Wood for removal.
There are a number of windblown trees which have come down and any which are near paths will be removed. This is to be expected following on from the clearance and people should avoid the woods during periods of high wind for their own safety.
The next steps will be
- To remove the windblown or dangerous trees identified in the clearance
- To continue to spray the regrowth
- Spray / remove areas of Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam to prevent them taking over the woods
We will have finalised the re-stocking plans by the end of October and this work is proposed to be started in December going through to January 2016.
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Many people have contributed to the arboretum and its website. In particular my thanks go to Peter Thomas, Graham Lees and John Downing.
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