December 21, 2019

Notice: Oak wilt disease prevention treatment
(Maps: South Fudai to Tanohata to North Iwaizumi and South Iwaizumi to North Miyako Section)

We received word from the Sanriku Northern Forest Management Office about oak wilt disease prevention treatment in Iwate Prefecture as listed below.

The forest work is to prevent oak wilt disease from being transmitted by the ambrosia beetle. Workers will use pesticides and cut down some trees during this work. Hikers won’t be able to come close to certain areas when trees are being felled, so please follow the instructions of workers as you hike.
(You may be asked to wait for work to finish before you pass a certain spot)

in Oushinai (大牛内) (between Unosu Cliff (鵜ノ巣断崖) and Omoto (小本))
As shown on the detailed map

Period of time:
Work is planned for between December 23rd, 2019 and March 31st 2020.