New life is breathed into High Peak woodlands

Tree planting above Howden reservoir: Assistant ranger Hannah Cantrell and volunteer ranger Matt Hilton-Webb checking a holly tree before planting
Tree planting above Howden reservoir: Assistant ranger Hannah Cantrell and volunteer ranger Matt Hilton-Webb checking a holly tree before planting

More than 100,000 new native trees have been planted on the steep valleys of the High Peak over the last three winters - in one of the country’s largest native broadleaf woodland creation projects.

“The Peak District naturally should have more woodland,” said Tom Harman, National Trust project officer for the High Peak. It’s a huge area of land with very few trees in it, and we want to change that.”