Nick Ananin visfor at
Tue Oct 7 16:44:18 EST 1997

I do work with a Scottish Utility Company. I have suggested use of
herbicides on the basis of cost efficiency. However there is some
resistance due to their environmental policy. 
However I feel that controlled use could be beneficial. I envisage using
herbicides only directly under the lines (2-4m wide) and manage the
remainder of the wayleave area as coppice. The structural diversity
including open ground would provide great habitat (butterflies and insects 
-> birds) and reduce costs. This would also result in reducing the impact
on the landscape!! -- 
Nick Ananin , Vision Forestry, Aberdeen, Scotland

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