A community forest is to be planted along a 56-mile stretch of the Cumbrian coast to help fight global warming.
Some 370 acres – around 210 football pitches – of trees, woodlands and forests will be planted there over the next five years.
The ultimate aim is to create a minimum of 12,355 acres of new woodland along this stretch of Cumbrian coast over the next 25 years – the size of almost 7,000 football pitches.
A community forest is to be planted along a 56-mile stretch of the Cumbrian coast to help fight global warming (stock image)
The forest will cover the districts of Barrow, Allerdale, Copeland and South Lakeland, and will be delivered by Cumbria County Council, in partnership with organisations including the Forestry Commission, Cumbria Woodlands and the National Trust.
As well as giving local people the chance to enjoy nature and fresh air, community forests allow them to play a role in forest management and land use decision making.
The Daily Mail has championed tree planting with the Be A Tree Angel campaign with the Tree Council.
It raised £1.5million to plant orchards, trees and hedgerows across the UK.
Paul Nolan, chairman of the England's Community Forests organisation, said: 'This new forest will play a crucial role in tackling the local impacts of climate change, and will support the Community Forests' mission to increase tree planting in the next five years, as a key part of the Government's journey towards net zero.'
The Daily Mail has championed tree planting with the Be A Tree Angel campaign with the Tree Council (stock image)