The National Park Report says the presence of honey fungus (armillaria mellea) on the stumps of trees (Rusland Beeches previously felled by the NPA) is compromising safety. One of the esteemed committee members suggests clearfelling and sterilising the soil. Crazy Talk! A sterile soil is a lifeless soil. Even when a tree has honey fungus it can compartmentalise the affected area and live on for decades.
The Lake District National Park support new nuclear build in Cumbria near Sellafield. They support the drilling of over 300 boreholes on the flood plain of the River Ehen, the ripping up of dozens of miles of ancient hedgerows and the permanent nuclearisation of Beckermet’s green fields, ponds, freshwater springs and huge swathes of diverse habitats on the “Moorside” site from estuary to deciduous woodland.