Restoring our woodland - important information
Ash trees within the woodland at Tucking Mill are infected with a fungal disease that causes ‘ash dieback’.
Sadly this affects the movement of water and nutrients within the tree; initially the disease causes leaves to wilt but it eventually weakens the tree to such an extent that large branches break off or the entire tree falls over.
Following professional surveys and advice, we plan to fell hazardous trees near to public rights of way and water treatment areas.
The felling, which will take place during autumn and winter 2021, will ensure the safety of all site users and those nearby as well as protecting our water treatment processes.
The felled ash trees will be replaced with a mixture of woody species that are appropriate for this woodland habitat.
As well as providing habitat for important species found locally, the replanting will also provide greater resilience against potential diseases in the future.
For more information about ash dieback disease visit the Forestry Commission.
Coarse fishing paradise for wheelchair users
Free coarse fishing for disabled anglers and a rural idyll rich in wildlife and history is what you will discover on a visit to Tucking Mill. This small water storage lake is located just two miles south of Bath and is open all year round.