Ash fears halt woodland plan

First published in News

FEARS over Ash dieback have stopped a community group taking over the running of a piece of woodland.

The trustees of Wychwood Wild Garden were asked to take over the long-term management of Diggers Wood, near Shipton-under- Wychwood, by its current owners The Woodland Trust.

But in a statement the group said: “The proposed lease imposed a number of liabilities on the charity which in the light of the current concerns about Ash dieback would have exposed the charity to unacceptable risks.

“We will continue to monitor the position and if an alternative approach is offered that does not involve the same level of exposure we will reconsider it.”

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3:57pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

That's interesting.

I hope the various groups around Oxford that are "friends of" or proposing to take control of "village greens" are taking notice...
That's interesting. I hope the various groups around Oxford that are "friends of" or proposing to take control of "village greens" are taking notice... Andrew:Oxford
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