Petitioning Natural Resources Wales

Replant and restore Fforest Fawr after Larch disease cull

Large areas of Wales have been infected by larch disease, Phytophthora ramorum, which spreads through air currents, mists, and even raindrops, from tree to tree.

In the next month, Natural Resources Wales will begin a program to fell infected trees at Fforest Fawr, due to be completed in 2020.  The affected area is from the car park at the top, right down to the Forest Stoves and Fires Ltd and Fire Tea Rooms.

There are currently no plans to replace the existing trees by replanting new, even if it has to be a different species.

We understand that the Larch trees must come down, but without a suitable replanting programme the area will never be the same again.

Please support the petition to replace trees that are due to be culled.

Taken from the NRW website:

"Fforest Fawr is the stunning backdrop to Castell Coch, a famous castle nestled in the trees above the Village of Tongwynlais.

This beautiful woodlands is frequently used as a film location for productions ranging from Welsh historical dramas to children's TV programmes.

The forest has an industrial history and there are some impressive deep holes left by iron mining here.

There are two trail to the castle and a sculpture trail for the children.

Part of the Taff Trail, a long distance route for walkers and cyclists from Cardiff Bay to Brecon, passes through Fforest Fawr.

The area is used by many people every day, to walk, cycle and run and is a great attraction to the north of Cardiff and south of Caerphilly."

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