Forestry Information Note: Storm Arwen Update – Felling Permission and Windblown Trees
Overnight on the 26th of November 2021, Storm Arwen struck the UK with exceptionally strong winds triggering a rare Met Office Red Warning for wind. This was one of the most powerful and damaging winter storms seen in the last decade resulting in three fatalities where people were hit by falling trees, and we have seen significant damage and disruption with over 1 million homes experiencing loss of power, and over 100,000 homes in the North of Scotland experiencing loss of power for several days.
Early reports suggest in excess of one million cubic metres of timber may have been blown down in Scotland alone– in region of 20% of the annual harvest.
For anyone facing the clearance of windblown trees, there should be two primary considerations to address prior to any action; Safety, and Felling Permission.
Find out more in our Storm Arwen Update – Felling permission and windblown trees Forestry Information Note.
Watch the recording of our webinar: ‘Storm Arwen – Clearance of windblown trees’
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