Tackling the disease
Councils up and down the UK are working with the Forestry Commission to remove trees affected by ash dieback. In Eastbourne, the Forestry Commission has identified the trees that are dead or dying and must be removed.
The main area of woodland affected runs between Butts Brow in Willingdon to Meads (click to enlarge map).
Accordingly, we have developed a long-term plan in liaison with the Forestry Commission that will see felling begin in early December 2019. The whole project will take up to five years to complete.
Once cut, the diseased timber will be taken to a biomass facility. The council will receive payments from the energy generator for the timber that will broadly offset the cost of the overall project.