The Heugh

Location: Lanercost, Cumbria

Use of land: Private land

First planted: Autumn 2021

Species of trees: Hawthorn, Goat Willow, Oak, Birch, Rowan, Beech.

About the project: In Autumn 2020 we planted a pilot scheme in Lanercost, Northern Cumbria with Lanercost primary school. The project was a huge success and has informed all subsequent Children’s Forests. The original planting of 120 trees has now extended to over 500 trees and now includes the children of Irthington primary school additionally.

From the Landowner: “I’m really lucky as a landowner to have an opportunity to care, to give something back and also to give to the future. It’s so much more than just planting trees, having this whole educational element where the children are really understanding the importance of tending and maintaining and being in relationship with the woodland is such a wider vision for bringing this land back into balance.” ~ Lulu Guinness

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