See how the National Trust is planting a new generation of trees at Wallington in Northumberland

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    In late 2021, Storm Arwen created mass devastation across the country. At Wallington in Northumberland, the National Trust lost many important veteran trees in the storm. But there are plans to set these woodlands on the road to recovery. Watch the video to join Wallington’s rangers and learn more about the work being done to help establish the next generation of trees on the estate. The Wallington estate covers 20 square miles, including woodlands, farmlands, lakes, and a 17th century house. During the storms of 2021, many trees were lost including over half of the 250-year-old oak and beech trees that were planted by Sir Walter Calverley Blackett, as well as the last remaining larch tree given to Wallington by the Duke of Atholl. The National Trust is working in partnership with Barbour, who are supporting the rebuilding of woodlands at some National Trust places in North East England. Barbour’s contribution will help Wallington to plant a whole new broadleaf woodland, and to create two carvings to memorialise the storm. One of the works of art, made from an old oak that fell into the garden pond at Wallington, will be transformed into an 8-foot owl. Another carving, Elementree, created on one of the oak trees felled by storm Arwen, tells the story of the storm and the power of weather. The new woodland will, in time, become a place to support wildlife and serve as a reminder of not only what was lost, but also remind staff and visitors of the opportunities gained from the impact of the storm. There are also plans to work with farms around Wallington and its estates, planting and creating nature ‘superhighways’ to support nature with climate change resilience in the future. In addition, donors like the Reece Foundation are investing in tree planting as well as supporting the National Trust’s plans to reintroduce beavers and encourage other indigenous wildlife. This work is all part of plans to support ecosystems, improve sustainability, become more resilient to the effects of flooding and the impacts of climate change. Thank you to Barbour, the Green Recovery Fund, the Reece Foundation and anyone who has contributed to help plant and protect more trees. This support is re-establishing woodlands at places like Wallington, creating woodland spaces for future generations. With your help, rangers and countryside managers can continue their work to protect nature for everyone to enjoy. We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference. Nature, beauty, history. For everyone, for ever. You can donate to us at
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    English Heritage
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