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Acid Rain

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans the Forestry Commission has for a systematic survey of trees outside its plantations, to examine them for symptoms similar to those of acid rain damage in Holland, France or Germany.

The Forestry Commission's plantations are widely distributed throughout Great Britain and occur at a wide range of elevations. In view of the good cover thus provided, it is not intended to make a systematic survey of trees outside these areas.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those sites used in the recent Forestry Commission survey of conifers investigated for signs of acid rain damage.

The sites at which trees were assessed in the 1984 survey for symptoms associated with air pollution are as follows:

  • Alice Holt, Hampshire
  • Afan, West Glamorgan
  • Affric, Highland Region
  • Bowland, Lancashire
  • Brechfa, Dyfed
  • Carron Valley, Central Region
  • Challock, Kent
  • Dalton, Cumbria
  • Dartmoor, Devon
  • Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Fife, Fife Region
  • Glasfynydd, Powys
  • Grizedale, Cumbria
  • Hamsterley, Durham
  • Harwood, Northumberland
  • Hope, Derbyshire
  • Inshriach, Highland Region
  • Kielder, Northumberland
  • Kilmichael, Strathclyde Region
  • Newborough Warren, Anglesey
  • Dolgellau, Gwynedd
  • Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway Region
  • Peebles, Borders Region
  • Moray, Grampian Region
  • Mortimer,Shropshire
  • New Forest,Hampshire
  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway Region
  • Nithsdale, Dumfries & Galloway Region
  • Cleveland, North Yorkshire
  • Dalby, North Yorkshire
  • Penicuik, Lothian Region
  • Rheola, West Glamorgan
  • Rockingham, Northants
  • Ruthin, Clwyd
  • St. Gwynno, Mid Glamorgan
  • Teindland, Grampian Region
  • Tair Onen, Mid Glamorgan
  • Thetford, Norfolk
  • Tintern, Gwent
  • Torridge, Devon