Hundreds of trees to be felled at Argyll gardens to combat disease

Image of Japanese larch in Argyll

BBC News 14th September 2018

 

Hundreds of trees to be felled at Argyll gardens to combat disease

About 900 Japanese larch trees are to be felled at a National Trust garden in Argyll.

Work is due to start at Arduaine Garden next week, in an effort to prevent the spread of a damaging disease.

Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly known as sudden oak death, has already affected a number of forests across Scotland.

The National Trust has been managing the disease at Arduaine Garden since it was first discovered in 2007.

That was the first case of P ramorum in Scotland.

The tree felling operation is part of a four-year plan, which will see some of the wood used to build a windbreak.

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