It Has Begun.
Betty's Wood on the St. Ives Estate, Bingley was a very popular walk for Polly Dog but in 2017 it was found the trees within the wood were infected by an incurable disease and the only effective remedy was to clear the lot. Today we visited the wood for the first time in two years and were stunned. What was once a thick wood - a favourite for Polly - had gone. The paths were still there but it was rather surreal walking on them and being able to see all around (see my extra - a rare view of Bingley). The good news is the replanting has started. Chatting to one of the workers he told us they were planting 15,000 new trees - but were only coming up to the first 1,000. What a job ... but very, very worthwhile :-)