Update on Inver A9 Tree Felling
Forestry Commission Scotland tree felling on along the A9 at Inver is now well underway, removing the conifers from beside the rivers Braan and Tay, an overhead powerline, a high pressure gas pipe and the A9.
The first phase, felling trees along the overhead powerline and the A9, has been completed successfully. The focus is now on felling and processing the remainder of the spruce trees, which are severely affected by rot and have started to blow over.
Monday 20th November will see the start of the access point upgrade to facilitate moving timber from the forest to the access point and haulage of timber away from site.
This will come with another week’s worth of traffic management on the A9 northbound, with delays of up to 5 minutes possible.
The next tricky phase will be to fell the large fir trees away from the path and the high pressure gas pipe underneath it. The site will remain closed to the public until all timber has been removed from the forest and the path has been cleared of debris. We will do our best to re-open the path before Christmas, so please help us do so by staying safe, adhering to all signs and following diversions.
We aim to re-plant the site in spring with a mix of broadleaved species.
On Tuesday 14th November a group of children, teachers and parents from the Royal School of Dunkeld visited the site to learn about the tree felling and how we manage the environment on site. See young roving reporter for an excellent report that some of the pupils wrote about their visit.
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