Imported ash trees will be banned from today following outbreaks of a tree disease in Leicestershire and parts of Lincolnshire.
In August, 500 infected trees in Leicestershire had to be removed. It's feared native varieties could be wiped out.
Importing ash trees from abroad will be banned from today. It is thought they are bringing in disease, and could wipe out native ash trees.
In August, 500 infected trees in Leicestershire had to be removed, because of an outbreak at a car park.
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Generally this is an activity which is supported by the Forestry Commission because it encourages people to exercise and because it brings benefits such as jobs and visitor spend to the local economy.
The Forestry Commission has been working productively with a number of partners, including Network Rail, to come up with a long term solution which eradicates the risk, whilst still allowing users to cross the railway.
While this long term solution is being developed and is progressed through the appropriate consultations and planning channels, some short term improvements have been put in place.
These include an improved crossing, improved signage and a crossing attendant being on site to help advise users during peak periods.
We would ask that all cyclists and other users of the crossing act responsibly and adhere to all signage and instructions.
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