Healing Wallington from Climate Harm
Like many National Trust sites across the UK, rangers at Wallington are working hard to encourage biodiversity within their natural habitats and tackle the effects of climate change.
When exploring woodlands, farmland, peatlands and riverside trails at the Wallington Estate it’s easy to see why it’s such an important haven for wildlife and people. However, climate change, extreme weather and intensive farming have taken their toll on this diverse and varied landscape during the last 50 years.
Northumberland benefits from hundreds of thousands of trees across the landscape, all helping to capture carbon in the regions aim to achieve Net Zero by 2030. But Storms Arwen, Barra, Malik and Dudley caused widespread devastation across Northumberland and Wallington lost thousands of trees.
National Trust are working harder than ever to replace what was lost and make significant improvements for the future. Working with the Northumberland Forest project, lost trees will be replaced and veteran trees will be saved. And, thanks to £800,000 of funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, Wallington will also undertake major work to restore riverside habitats and create wildlife corridors to support birds, butterflies and red squirrels.
You can learn more about the restoration and biodiversity projects in their video below:
Read more about how National Trust are tackling climate change together here: