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Recovery

By AshTree
We were devastated last summer, on visiting one of our favourite walks, Cann Woods, to discover vast tracts of felled trees - obviously something was very wrong.... It was phytophthora ramorum, a rapidly spreading fungal disease which attacks larch trees, later found to be jumping species. Throughout the South West some 600 acres of woodland has had to be destroyed to contain the spread. Visitors to the various FC sites were asked to keep to the paths and clean their shoes and bikes on leaving the woods to help further with containing this deadly disease. Thankfully it's not harmful to people or animals so the woods weren't closed to us.

Now the woods are being replanted and already thousands of saplings are in place - everywhere we looked today there was the relentless march of green-netted supports. We spoke to some of the workers there who told us a team of about 10, including 5 sub-contracted in, have so far spent 2 months solidly replanting. Good work, guys!!!

So here are some pics - taken with my new Fuji compact as I couldn't handle the dslr and my daughter's mad lab at the same time Grin. Hope they have some appeal.

Thanks for looking and for your continued support.

Tags: Photo journalism Saplings Forestry commission Cann woods Tree planting

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Comments


mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Sep 2011 7:40PM
Looks like a lot of work has gone on here Theresa !!
Good to see they have done it.
An interesting set of pics.
Mick.

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helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 8:31PM
Well documented Theresa - hope you go back in a year's time and take photos in the same spot and see the difference Smile
Helen
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
22 Sep 2011 8:36PM
Thanks Mick and Helen


Quote:hope you go back in a year's time and take photos in the same spot and see the difference Smile
Helen


Yes, that is definitely the plan Helen Smile

Theresa
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 8:48PM
I've been taking photos of the caravan site that we visit each year in Yorkshire over several years now - that's of the coast disappearing- at least this will be a project of something that is growing SmileSmileSmile
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 9:13PM
brilliant set theresa wonderful detail brilliant colours and light v5 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
22 Sep 2011 9:39PM
Thanks Andy


Quote:I've been taking photos of the caravan site that we visit each year in Yorkshire over several years now - that's of the coast disappearing

It would be good to see the series on here sometime, Helen Smile

Theresa
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
22 Sep 2011 10:29PM
Hurrah for cutting and replanting! We are dealing with the emerald Ash Borer--might need to do the same!
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 10:52PM
Great set - really excellent V5 - superb colour balance - Excellent

Dan
22 Sep 2011 11:47PM
A great set........Sandy
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
23 Sep 2011 9:56AM
Thanks Jenn, Dan and Sandy.
Theresa
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 11:07AM
A super series here Theresa - like a lot of little soldiers standing to attention!
Carol
23 Sep 2011 12:52PM
A good positive title ....
LexEquine 10 19 United States
23 Sep 2011 1:42PM
'Excellent set of scenic reportage Images {*HOPE*}' Smile

~ Peter
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
23 Sep 2011 3:40PM
Thank you Carol, Barbara and Peter.
Theresa
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
23 Sep 2011 3:49PM
Let's hope the same fate doesn't occur to the newly planted trees. Nice set of images to look back on after they've grown, Theresa Smile
TrevSmile
lesliea 6 2 Australia
25 Sep 2011 9:42PM
Very nice images Theresa good to see that they are replnating the tree's.
Allen, Smile
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
26 Sep 2011 12:17AM
Thanks Trev and Allen.
Theresa
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
3 Oct 2011 12:34PM
no1 one has a very strange appeal to it, a forest of sticks ad pipes. It always makes me sad to see things like no 5, over the years only two forests on my way home have benn left untouched, one good thing about heir's disputes!
AshTree 6 1.7k 6 England
10 Oct 2011 6:37PM
Thanks Annette - I do know what you mean about V5, but managing forests commercially means that we have some lovely carefully tended areas we can walk/cycle/ride in which would otherwise probably be developed, with the woodland lost forever Sad.
Theresa

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