Delamere Forest (Oak Trees).

Oral Answers to Questions — India. – in the House of Commons on 20th December 1927.

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Photo of Mr John Grace Mr John Grace , Wirral


asked the hon. Member for Monmouth, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, if, in view of the public feeling that has been aroused in Cheshire, he will reconsider the preservation of the ancient oak trees in Delamere Forest which are now being cut down?

Photo of Sir Charles Forestier-Walker Sir Charles Forestier-Walker , Monmouth

Practically all the good oaks in Delamere Forest were felled many years ago. Of the remaining trees, all of which are of very indifferent growth, not 1 per cent. is sound, while many are dead and dying. In felling for replanting, amenity belts are left on the roadside wherever the oaks are good enough to stand. Forestry operations at Delamere give employment to 50 to 100 persons, according to the season of the year.