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Deadly tree fungus closes parts of Ballaugh plantation

4th October 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A fungus that can be dangerous to certain trees has been found in the Isle of Man, resulting in warning signs being introduced in the Ballaugh plantation.

The signage was erected on Friday afternoon, which restricts access to a number of tracks in the area. Dog walkers and hikers have also been warned to stay away from particular parts of the site.

Called phytophthora, the fungal infection can spread in the air once spores are released and can spread via shoes or tyres.

In a statement, the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, said that it has opted to "take decisive action to fell trees in an attempt to stop the spread of the infection".

This week, the Tandbridge Mirror reported that a warning sign has been installed at a speeding blackspot in Whyteleafe.

The sign was erected on a busy cut-through between Croydon and the M25 after several car crashes were recorded in the area.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800747616-ADNFCR


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