Recent squirrel news from around the country
There are some very interesting articles in the latest edition of the Squirrel Accord Newsletter. A copy of it is available in the ABOUT SQUIRRELS section of the site .
A new report by The Royal Forestry Society has estimated that grey squirrels damage costs at least £37 million pounds per year in lost timber value, reduced carbon capture, damage mitigation and the cost of replacing trees that have died due to grey squirrel bark stripping.
Grey squirrel bark stripping occurs between April and August. Damage to trees can be more obvious at this time of year. The UK Squirrel Accord is keen to have photo or video evidence of bark stripping in action or any signs of damage. Please do let them know if you have any or send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. with details of any information or credits you would like acknowledged.
The following video is a clear example of the kind of damage done by greys
Providing nest boxes has been seen to be useful in reducing the impact of forestry operations on red squirrels. If they are put up early enough they can provide useful and important alternative shelter.