Ennerdale Phytophthora Ramorum Public Engagement 2022

Closed 28 Mar 2022

Opened 11 Jan 2022

Feedback updated 28 Apr 2022

We asked

For feedback on our plans to fell larch trees in Ennerdale in response to Phytophthora Ramorum.

You said

Various concerns were raised about the plans including timber transport, future production, access during the operations and communications plans.

We did

Questions were collated and a response document is viewable on the Wild Ennerdale website.

Link to response document.


During Summer and Autumn 2021 Phytophthora Ramorum was identified across 60 hectares of larch forest at the west end of the Ennerdale valley. To help control the spread of the disease and reduce the risk of a variant jumping into another tree species Forestry England is required to fell or kill standing the infected trees.

A document and associated maps are provided with the aim of engaging people and organisations interested in Ennerdale to make them aware of the action Forestry England intends to carry out in response to this outbreak.

At the bottom of this page is a link to download the PDF document outlining our plans to respond to Phytophthora Ramorum in Ennerdale. We are required to carry out these works, however we understand you may have questions. As such, once you have read this document, you can use the link in the green box below to provide any comments or ask for clarification on any point. 


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