Wentwood Forest: Larch disease felling in ancient woodland
Date published: 07th October 2013
The Woodland Trust, which owns most of the forest, said the felling of the trees was essential.
"This is the most serious and devastating action we've had to take on our estate," said the trust's head of woodland management, Andrew Sharkey.
"It again highlights both the need to tackle tree disease and the importance of restoring as much of our damaged ancient woodland to make it more resilient in decades to come."
Felling the infected conifers across an area of 200 hectares (500 acres) will leave the Woodland Trust with a £35,000 bill for replanting in the forest.
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