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Forestry officials probe Lochyside tree felling

THE FORESTRY Commission has confirmed it is investigating after an area of woodland at Lochyside was felled.

Local resident John MacLeod complained to the forestry authority, as well as to Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the police, after returning home one weekend recently to discover an acre of mixed deciduous woodland behind his home had been cleared, except for a line of trees bordering nearby housing.

‘This was an amenity site full of mature broad-leaved trees for as long as I can remember. I have lived here for 33 years and there had always been trees there,’ an angry Mr MacLeod said.

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