Roseisle harvesting due to commence next month

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Forestry Commission Scotland is informing local people that thinning work is to start soon in Roseisle Forest.

The work, part of the ongoing management of the woodland, will take place (approximately) between Roseisle Maltings and Burghead from late January to the end of March.

Forestry Commission Scotland’s, Paul Raisbeck,  said:

“If the weather is kind to us we might get finished a little earlier but this is a demanding job and heavy machinery will be involved so we’ll be putting warning signs up around the forest.

“When we’re doing this sort of work the forest can be a dangerous place for visitors – which is why we close some footpaths, put in diversions and put up safety signage.

“For their own safety, it’s very important that anyone accessing the forest should take careful note of any signs that they encounter. Visitors should also keep their dogs under close control. Machine operators are concentrating on their work in a noisy and closed environment – they can’t react quickly enough to save a dog that runs into the work area.”

As well as resulting in some disruption to forest paths, the work will also result in some temporary disruption to public roads in and around Burghead. Diversions will be in place wherever possible.
Anyone who would like to find out more is welcome to come along to an information evening in the Burghead community hall on Sunday 10th February (6.30 to 7.30).

The thinning will yield approximately 2500 tonnes of timber to be processed at local sawmills and used for housing, pallets, fencing and board products.

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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.