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Combatting flooding in the Somerset Levels

Thanks to our funders🔥 another 1,867 CAP trees 🌱🌱🌱 were planted in March & April in Somerset with our partners at @reimaginingthelevels (RtL) ♥️🌸♥️

RtL are a fantastic group of mostly volunteers who began tree planting in response to the devastating floods 💦 🚣🏿 in Somerset in 2013/2014 which left farmland destroyed and homes ruined 😢 They have since planted well over 100,000 trees, the roots of which can now help break up flood water channeling it underground. 

People who need trees come to the RtL team, get expert advice, the young trees and often a hand planting them 🌱🌲. It’s an incredible service and CAP is thrilled to be working with them 💚🍀 This planting season, CAP’s funders paid for the planting of 367 shrub & fruit 🍐🍎 trees around a bungalow in North Curry that is susceptible to flooding 🌧 , 600 trees 🌱 in an old wood 🪵 that was stripped in the 1970s by developers 🤦‍♀️ but never built on, 700 trees on a 9.2 acre plot in Langport whose new owners are lovingly restoring it as natural habitat for wildlife 🦅🦔🦋🐞🦦🐸 🌺, & 200 trees in an arboretum🌲🌳 in Wedmore. These trees have such genuine benefits - there’s a lot to love. 

Somerset has some of the lowest tree cover in the UK (6%), well below the national average (12%). These trees help to change that bit by tiny bit! 💚🌱🌳💚🌱🌳 @carbonaware #planttrees

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