The Future of the
During 2010 and 2011 a great deal of
rhododendron had been cut back because it is a host for Phytophthora
ramorum which causes ‘Sudden Oak Death’, not just to oak trees but a wide
range of trees including sweet chestnut. The Swan Pool shown above had been
temporarily drained to help remove vast amounts of weed. This whole process
was to be followed by refilling the pool and sensitive replanting.