Thousands of diseased trees felled on Isle of Man

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Work has begun to fell thousands of larch trees in two plantations in the Isle of Man after a pathogen which causes a deadly disease was discovered.

Phytophthora ramorum was found by the Forestry Commission last month when it carried out routine aerial surveys on the plantations.

More than 9,000 cubic metres (318,000 cubic feet) of trees will now be felled in the Colden and Ballaugh areas.

Jason Bolt, Northern Area Forester for the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, said the precautions had been put in place to stop the disease spreading.

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