Squirrel damage to cost forestry sector £1bn over next 40 years

Forestry organisations in England and Wales estimate that grey squirrels will cost the sector at least £1.1 billion over the next 40 years, due to damaged timber, lost carbon revenue and tree replacements.

by Dan Symonds
Grey squirrels strip tree bark, particularly on broadleaved species - credit: RFS
Grey squirrels strip tree bark, particularly on broadleaved species - credit: RFS

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