Ash Dieback Disease at Wapley

**Update on tree works – December 2020**

The Parish Council has almost completed the first phase of the its plan to tackle ash dieback disease at Wapley Bushes.

If you have been up to Wapley Bushes recently, you may have seen Teign Trees on site, who have been working hard to monolith and fell diseased ash trees in the Ancient and Centenary woodlands.  These works are almost complete and the Parish Council thanks visitors to Wapley for their patience.

The next phase of the work will be to see how some of the newly cleared area can be used for community projects – there will be an update on this in the New Year.  In the meantime, please can we ask you not to remove any logs from the site, as these will be needed for the projects next year.

If you have any questions about the works, please contact Dodington Parish Council – 01454 866546 / clerk@dodingtonpc.org.uk.

 

Ash Dieback Disease arrives at Wapley (July 2020)

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 clerk@dodingtonpc.org.uk.

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.