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No time to burn in tackling the danger posed by forest fires

Fire can seriously damage one's health, and forest fires can seriously damage one's pension plan. With the fire season upon us, it is a timely reminder to all woodland owners that they should insure against fire damage, especially as the provision in the Reconstitution of Woodland Grant that covered the costs of replanting following a forest fire has been withdrawn.

Consequently, anyone affected must now replant at his own expense, or alternatively in the case of a forest less than 10 years old, repay all grants and premiums received to date.

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