Fedw wood – larch felling operations

Closed 31 May 2024

Opened 14 Sep 2023


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What work is taking place?

Felling operations in Fedw wood will begin in September to remove approximately 4500 larch trees which are infected with Phytophora ramorum (more commonly known as larch disease)

Approximately 16 hectares of larch will need to be removed and the work will take approximately 9 months.

What is larch disease?

Larch disease, or Phytophthora ramorum, is a fungus-like disease which can cause extensive damage and mortality to a wide range of trees and other plants. Larch disease spreads through airborne spores from tree to tree. It poses no threat to human or animal health. 

Whilst we cannot stop the spread of larch disease, we can take action to slow it down.

Find out more about our approach to tackling larch disease and Ash Dieback 


We take pride in making sure our forests are felled responsibly and sustainably, to meet all the requirements of UK Forestry Standards and the FSC and PEFC Certification Standard.

Fedw wood is designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS). Our forestry team will restock the site with the objective of restoring the site back to ancient woodland. They will restock the site with a variety of native species ensuing a resilient woodland, resistant to the threats of pests and diseases and climate change.

Map showing affected area

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