Ash Dieback Disease at Wapley

Ash Dieback Disease arrives at Wapley

A much-loved local woodland will see big changes this Autumn when major tree works are carried out at Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve in Yate.

The works have been commissioned by Dodington Parish Council in response to Ash Dieback Disease, which has spread throughout the woodland. Ash dieback particularly affects Wapley Bushes because most of the tallest trees in the woods are ash. There is no cure – the best remedy is replanting with other trees to keep the right habitat for birds, woodland creatures, insects, fungi and other plants.

The works will be undertaken by Teign Trees and Landscapes from late October. Please take care if you plan to visit the woodland during the works.

An extensive replanting programme will follow the tree works. Dodington Parish Council and Wapley Bushes Conservation Group aim to plant more than 250 trees during future winter planting seasons.

If you would like more information on the works, you can read our project leaflet here. (this opens as a PDF).  If you would prefer a printed copy of the leaflet, please contact the Parish Council office on 01454 866546 or

Map of Wapley Bushes. Please call the Council if you would like help accessing a map on 01454 866546.

Map of Wapley Bushes – the red dots show the most used paths in the Nature Reserve.