Trellech New Mills – forest operations

Closed 31 Mar 2024

Opened 14 Sep 2023


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Update 14/02/2024

Work to remove larch trees that are infected with Phytophthora ramorum is expected to begin along the low side of the road into The Narth from the New Mills crossroads on the 19 February.

We estimate that the work will take approximately 4-5 weeks to complete.

During this time, there may be some traffic disruption as our contractors will need to temporarily open and close the road when they are felling trees, to allow the work to be carried out as quickly and as safely as possible.

Please note that the road will not be closed completely during this time but there may short waits for traffic.

We apologise for any delays the work may cause  and will seek to keep these to a minimum.  

All timber lorries will enter and exit from New Mills crossroads and will not travel through The Narth village.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation whilst this work is carried out.

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What work is taking place?

In the next few months Felling operations will take place in Trellench New Mills will commence, to remove approximately 5 ha larch trees which are infected with Phytophthora ramorum (more commonly known as larch disease)

As part of the operations, our contractors will also remove a number of Western Hemlock trees from the woodland which are highly invasive, casting heavy shade, making it difficult for other plants and trees to live beneath them.

The work will take approximately 6 months.

This woodland is designated as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) and will be restocked with native hardwood species, such as Oak and Hornbeam and Rowan

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.

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