New Lakes Woodland To Be Planted

29 October 2018, 09:59 | Updated: 29 October 2018, 10:01

Mardale Common will become woodland

Cumbria's losing its trees faster than they're being planted.

That's what the RSPB says - the charity's just go a £2,000 grant from the Lake District Foundation to create new woodland at Haweswater.

They say the work will make new homes for red squirrels and birds.

Lee Schofield, Site Manager at RSPB Haweswater, said: “We are hugely grateful to the Lake District Foundation’s supporters whose donations have made this funding possible and also to our dedicated volunteers who will be braving the elements this winter and next to plant the trees at Mardale and ensure the future of the woodland for generations to come.”

Sarah Swindley, Director of the Lake District Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to award funds to this fantastic local project. And we are so grateful to the generous visitors and residents who love the Lake District and have made a donation.”