Swinley Forest
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Swinley Forest fire: Forestry commission redesign woodland

A woodland ravaged by a suspected arson attack has been redesigned to limit the effects of any future fires.

Trees more resistant to fire have been planted as part of a redesign of Swinley Forest near Ascot, Berkshire.

More than 100,000 trees were destroyed in the 2011 blaze which lasted for about a week.

Five years after the event, the Forestry Commission say they have changed their practice guidance on wild fire resistance.

  • 03 Jun 2016