Forest risks

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Forest risks

Forest fires – The highest risk period for forest fires occurs between February and June, when ground vegetation is dead and dry following winter. For this reason the danger can be extremely high even when it has rained recently. There are a number of steps, which could be taken to minimise the risk of forest fires, which are outlined on this page; as well as forest owners’ obligations and the procedure for reporting fire damage.

Forest disease – information on Ash Dieback disease and other forest health risks.

Health and safety – link to HSA information on managing safety during forestry operations, including their guide to working with timber and chainsaws.

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