Cumbria

Talkin Tarn tree planting project is approved

Talkin Tarn
Image caption Talkin Tarn attracts thousands of visitors a year

The planting of thousands of new trees at a Cumbrian beauty spot has been approved.

The project at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Brampton, will see 3,000 trees planted later this month.

Proposals are in place for a further 8,500 to be planted in April, if funding can be won from the Woodland Grant Scheme.

Carlisle Council, which oversees the site, has highlighted land currently used for grazing for the trees.

Environmental groups are being invited to help with the scheme.

Ray Bloxham, the council's portfolio holder for local environment, said: "If possible, we'd like as many groups and individuals to lend a hand. All help will be very much appreciated."

The trees have been funded by a £10,000 North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) grant.

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