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Petition: Restore Fforest Fawr after larch disease cull

Awst 18, 2017


You can sign the petition here.

As some of you may be aware, larch disease in trees is having a devastating effect on our forests across Wales, including unfortunately in Forest Fawr in Tongwynlais, and I am pleased to see Natural Resources Wales taking sensible steps to manage and tackle this awful disease.

However, I am very disappointed that there are currently no plans to replant and restore the Forest after the trees have been culled. It is vital that Natural Resources Wales put in place a plan to replant and restore Fforest Fawr.

The area around Castell Coch is home to a wide variety of fauna, flora and wildlife and is used and loved by the local community and an increasing number of visitors every year. This will also have a huge impact on local businesses, with some facing financial losses and disruption over many months. Efforts to restore and replant the forest should be made a priority.

I will be meeting NRW to discuss this further, and have setup a petition in the meantime to raise awareness and support. I will also be speaking again to the local community and businesses to listen and feedback concerns.