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Dollar Forest timber felling May 2018

Update:  Harvesting and haulage operation on Hillfoots Hill is now likely to continue into January as opposed to the end of October as originally estimated. Dollar Harvesting Consultation Map 2018 Our next timber harvesting & haulage operation within Dollar Forest is scheduled to commence in early to mid-May 2018 – See attached map Harvesting is likely to effect the path network within the forest, some of which will be subject to temporary closure and diversion in the interest of public safety. Timber haulage will affect the use of the main forest road network within the forest with timber lorries regularly […]

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Glensherup felling Oct 2017 for 8-10 months

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) have informed FotO of a large felling operation about to start in Glen Sherup Forest as shown in purple on the attached map. There is a large volume of timber to fell and extract, and as such works will last for approximately 8-10 months depending on the severity of the winter. It will be noted from the map that this operation will not directly affect the core path leading up to Glenquey Hill or the waymarked WT reservoir trail, however there will be regular timber haulage on the forest road down through the main car park. […]

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