THE BIG PIC­TURE

Somerset Life - - EDITOR'S LETTER -

A project run by the char­ity Plantlife to save and pro­tect an­cient ‘At­lantic’ wood­lands across the South West, in­clud­ing this one, Horner Wood on the Hol­ni­cote Es­tate, has re­ceived a fund­ing boost of £433,700 from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund. The Build­ing Re­silience Project in­volves Ex­moor Na­tional Park Author­ity, the Na­tional Trust, the Wood­land Trust and Nat­u­ral Eng­land who will work to­gether over three years to pro­tect trees and many rare plants, in­clud­ing lichens, in these spe­cial woods from threats of cli­mate change, air pol­lu­tion and tree dis­eases. plantlife.org.uk

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