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gorse

see ulex europaeus. Called also furze.
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THE centuries-old use of cut gorse as livestock bedding is being revived by west Wales farmers as part of a three-year conservation project.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dale Ashford added they have been "tackling 755 gorse and wildland fires across Northern Ireland, working in arduous conditions for prolonged periods of time striving to protect life, property and the environment".
The incidents came just three months after arsonists left a trail of destruction when they set fire to another swathe of gorse bushes and bracken.
Gorse took it up at the two-furlong marker and kept pulling out a bit extra to win by a short neck.
The blaze comes after fire chiefs issued a recent warning over gorse and grass fires and the drain it puts on their resources.
From midday Sunday to noon yesterday firefighters battled soaring temperatures as they fought 194 gorse and grassland blazes.
Sandwell Council's Jo Miskin, who has been working closely with the Friends of Gorse Farm Wood, said: "The footpath improvements will make a real difference to visitors to the reserve.
Henry Candy's raider Gorse showed he was coming back to form when second to Areion in the Group 3 Holsten Trophy at Hamburg early this month.
He added: "There are two massive forestry lands nearby and there's a worry the gorse fires will spread into them.
The 168 grass and gorse fires in the region took place between March 1 and April 20.
Tertullian, who finished behind Gorse on three occasions in 1999, could be the main danger.
FIRE crews took over four hours to tackle a gorse fire which started on the Great Orme at around 4am yesterday morning.