National Trust could install 3ft 'wee poles' to stop dogs urinating on historic ... trends now

National Trust could install 3ft 'wee poles' to stop dogs urinating on historic ... trends now
National Trust could install 3ft 'wee poles' to stop dogs urinating on historic ... trends now

National Trust could install 3ft 'wee poles' to stop dogs urinating on historic ... trends now

The urine will permeate deep into the ground by gravel being place underneath

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The National Trust is planning to install 3ft 'wee poles' to prevent dogs from urinating on historic buildings and trees, according to reports.

Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire and Attingham Park in Shropshire are among a 'small handful of sites' that will see the wooden posts trialed on their grounds.

Large amounts of dog urine can change the acidity of soil which causes damage to plants and the surrounding area.

Gravel will be placed under the oak poles so the urine permeates deeper into the ground instead of sitting on the surface.

It is hoped the pheromones released in dog urine will then encourage other dogs to relieve themselves at the same point.

Large amounts of dog urine can cause damage to soil by changing its acidity

Large amounts of dog urine can cause damage to soil by changing its acidity

The 3ft oak 'wee poles' will be trailed at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire

The 3ft oak 'wee poles' will be trailed at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire

Signs will be put up alongside the

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