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Felling of ‘wonderful’ Devon bluebell wood investigated

Felling of 'wonderful' Devon


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The Forestry Commission and police are researching the felling of a “brilliant” bluebell wood in a south Devon valley.

A tree conservation request has been put on the forested areas close to Dartmouth by South Hams District Council (SHDC) to forestall further felling.

Around two hectares (five sections of land) of forest were leveled somewhere in the range of 22 and 26 April, as indicated by neighborhood occupants.

Landowner Tony Rowdon declined to remark.

The forest is “a piece of the scene that is held dear by the network and has been for a long time”, said Sune Nightingale, who lives close by.

“This isn’t worthy, nor to be endured,” he said.

Nobody is certain why the forest was felled, yet nearby individuals trust it might have been for logging.

Councilor Keith Baldry, official part for condition at SHDC, said “a few laws could have been penetrated”.

He stated: “Claims of illicit felling will currently be explored by the Forestry Commission, and charges of untamed life wrongdoing as far as upsetting settling fowls have been alluded to Devon and Cornwall Police.”

The tree safeguarding request, which disallows devastation of trees, is “our most esteemed type of tree insurance”, he said.

A Forestry Commission representative said the organization was “mindful of reports of supposed illicit felling close Capton and have opened an examination concerning these charges”.

It included: “As this is a continuous examination, we can’t offer any further remark.”

Devon and Cornwall Police were inaccessible for input.