Wind damage at Levenmouth

Jeremy and I were out at Levenmouth today working on securing access to part of the Heritage Trail.  After a circuit of the loch yesterday, Jeremy found the main issues were three large Oaks down over the path by the River Leven, and a Scots Pine down near Mary’s Gate.

The extent of the problem...

The extent of the problem…

The people counters were narrowly missed!

The people counters were narrowly missed!

Jeremy heaving a log off the path

Jeremy heaving a log off the path

The Oak trees were presumably planted along the bank of the canalised River Leven back in the 1840s.  Such mature deciduous trees only come down in the most severe gales.

The path is now accessible and open once more

The path is now accessible and open once more

Strangely, there was no small tree damage of note.  If there are any tree issues around the reserve that you are concerned about, please get in touch with us and if we can deal with it then we will.  Our priority is the safety of path users.

Guidance for dog walkers through Levenmouth woods

Guidance for dog walkers through Levenmouth woods

About Craig.Nisbet

Reserve Officer Loch Leven National Nature Reserve Scottish Natural Heritage
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