National Trust project sees 4,000 new trees planted near Beatrix Potter’s former farm house

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

A major new project from the National Trust has taken place across 4.5 hectares at Moss Eccles Tarn, with 4,000 new saplings planted near one of Beatric Potter’s favourite areas.

Participants from the National Trust teamed up with volunteers and rangers to plant the trees.

The work started last November near Miss Potter’s farmhouse, Hill Top in Near Sawrey after a number of larch trees became infected.

Around 1000m of deer fence was also erected to protect the young trees.

Woodland Ranger Richard Tanner said: “I can imagine what the woodland might look like in 100 years’ time, in my mind it will be mostly oak with some birch and willow in the wetter areas.

“The craggy outcrops will perhaps be more open and covered by low- growing shrubs like bilberry and heather.”