NRW investigates illegal tree felling

NRW investigates illegal tree felling

PUBLISHED: 20 JAN 2017

Officers from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are investigating a serious case of illegal tree felling in the Blackwood area.

Image of trees that have been illegal felled

The remains of approximately 200 veteran hedgerow beech trees were recently discovered. 

This quantity of trees would have required a licence for felling from NRW, but an investigation has found that no such licence had been sanctioned. 

Jim Hepburn, Regulatory Woodland Officer at NRW said: 

“This is a devastating case which will have a terrible impact on the local environment and no doubt be very upsetting for local people. 

”These trees would have been around 150 – 200 years old and would have provided valuable habitat for wildlife. 

“We continue to investigate how this felling has happening, and will take the necessary action against those responsible.”

 
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