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Forest closures due to outbreak of Tree Disease


Please be aware, due to an outbreak of Phytophthora (P. ramorum), the Northern Ireland Forest Service has currently closed the following forests.

P. ramorum is a fast spreading disease which has the potential to cause serious damage to woodlands and plants here in Northern Ireland.

As such, we would strongly advise that walkers, cyclists and others taking part in outdoor activities do not enter the affected forests until it has been deemed safe to do so.

This harmful tree disease can be spread in many ways, including on footwear, on vehicle wheels or on tools and machinery. If you’re visiting other forests in Northern Ireland, please pay attention to signs showing what you can do to help prevent spread of the disease. These include:

For further information on this disease please visit the Forest Sevice's website - http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pramorum

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