Mid Wales

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian trails reopen after tree felling

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The trails at a Ceredigion visitor centre have reopened as work on felling up to 20,000 diseased trees progresses.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) took the action at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian near Aberystwyth to slow the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, which is attacking larch trees.

NRW has already replanted about 12,000 native trees at the reserve since the last major tree felling in 2013.

The timber is being sent to local sawmills for the construction industry.

The second phase of the work at the centre, which provides a sanctuary and daily feeding for red kites, has now passed the halfway mark.

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