New £3.8 million community woodland underway in Bury
Work has started in the North West of England to transform Waterdale and Drinkwater Parks in Bury, as part of one of the country’s biggest green regeneration programmes.
A team of specialists from the Forestry Commission is working on former industrial land between Prestwich and Clifton, to construct a green makeover that will improve the local environment for nearby communities, where recreational facilities have been virtually non-existent.
Fight is on to save woodlands from Sudden Oak Death fungi
The fight is on to save the ancient woodlands of Wales from the potentially devastating Sudden Oak Death disease, which has already established a foothold in Carmarthenshire.
A partnership project between Forestry Commission Wales and the National Trust has already begun clearing rhododendron – which harbours the deadly fungi that can decimate oak forests - at the famous Colby Woodland Gardens, Amroth.