Alderley Park’s woodland will be closed from 5pm on Sunday 10th January 2021 until 8am on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

For safety reasons there will be strictly NO PUBLIC ACCESS between these times, while rhododendron infected with Phytophthora Ramorum is removed using heavy forestry machinery.

This work is taking place in order to comply with a statutory plant health notice which has been issued by the Forestry Commission, and will help prevent the spread of the disease to our Sweet Chestnut trees and also help stop the spread through the rest of the country.

The disease is spread by spores in water and soil, and can easily be moved from one area to another by dogs and people. There is a real concern that in the future this disease may mutate and severely impact English Oak which would have devastating consequences for both the appearance of the british countryside, and the wildlife which inhabits it. At Alderley Park, we want to do everything possible to avoid this happening so we ask that once the woodland reopens on the 20th January, people follow the information which is already on woodland entrance signs and do the following –

• Please keep to the paths provided. Do not venture into the deeper woodland.
• Keep dogs on leads at all times.
• Do not remove any soil or vegetation from the woodland.
• Use the foot brushes provided at woodland entrances to clean boots and wellies, make sure that dogs pads, bike and pram tyres are clean, and that there is no vegetation stuck to your clothing

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in helping to preserve Alderley Park and the british countryside for future generations to enjoy’.


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