Berrier Finish Farm Tree Planting Fiasco – replace

You’ll bear in mind the fiasco I wrote about final Autumn, of Berrier Finish Farm in Cumbria. This was about 100 acres of beneficial wildlife habitat, together with giant areas of peat lavatory and wildlife-rich grassland, which was broken by tree-planting, that had been authorised and paid for by the state environmental physique, The Forestry Fee.

Following the outrage about this case the Forestry Fee lastly admitted it had made a mistake  and claimed (within the letters web page of Personal Eye, no much less) that it was working with the landowner to revive 8ha of precedence habitat. The truth that there was 17 or 18ha of precedence habitat on the location which had been broken, not 8ha, appeared to have handed the FC by.







So that you may suppose that the restoration work has proceeded, and the harm, significantly to the massive space of deep peat lavatory within the centre of the location had been rectified.

I’ve simply been despatched some photographs of the location from an area resident.









































I actually can’t say I can see any important restoration work having been completed. The peat plough strains are nonetheless there, bleeding the lavatory dry. The timber are nonetheless there. The proof of tree pits is obvious.

It appears that evidently regardless of the FC’s claims earlier than Christmas, the location is because it was.

No restoration has taken place. Maybe they’re ready for the bottom to dry out.


About Miles King

UK conservation skilled, writing about nature, politics, life. All views are my very own and never my employers. I do not write on behalf of anyone else.

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