Woodland Trust and Environment Agency pledge 2,000 trees to stop Lake District flood damage

The Woodland Trust and Environment Agency have announced plans to 2,000 trees on land hit by the 2009 Cumbria floods.

The locally sourced native species will be planted to protect vulnerable land around the Derwent and Greta rivers to restore the Lake District area by creating a barrier to heavy rain hitting the ground. Floods in November 2009 caused £276m of damage to the area.

Woodland Trust representative Peter Leeson said: "We will be planting several thousands of trees in nine different schemes from Keswick to Workington over the winter.

"They will have long-term benefits for water quality and wildlife."

Environment Agency representative Mike Farrell said willows and hedges would be planted to create barriers to hold back "eroded banks".

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Business planning: The labour challenge

Business planning: The labour challenge

With staffing becoming increasingly problematic, Neville Stein looks at the alternatives to finding good recruits.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources