Hundreds of new trees planted in Cumbria

A tree being planted in Cumbria
Image caption Trees have been planted at a number of locations

Hundreds of trees are being planted in Cumbria with money raised by campaigners opposed to the sale of woodland.

A rally was held in Whinlatter Forest to oppose government plans to sell woodland but the scheme was scrapped.

Donations raised at the event along with money from supporters and members will be used by the Friends of the Lake District to plant 1,000 native trees.

Among the trees being planted are oaks, hazels and elms.

Locations for the tree plantings include Hows Wood in Eskdale, The Helm at Oxenholme and High Borrowdale.

The controversial plans to sell 258,000 hectares of state-owned woodland in England were abandoned by the government last month.

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