Tree safety at Parke

Ash dieback, Parke, Devon

Each autumn, the ranger team assess all the woodland areas at Parke for trees that could pose a risk to public safety.

This year, much like other areas within the county, we have noticed a significant increase in trees suffering from ash dieback. Every effort is made to leave trees in non-public areas to see how they react to the disease and possibly even recover. A survey was carried out this summer because the ash trees suffering from dieback stand out amongst the healthy fully leaved trees.  This helped to assess the full impact of ash dieback in the coming years and management work needed in the autumn and winter of 2021.

You can find out more about the work the National Trust is doing to restore woodlands affected by ash dieback here