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Abseilers in bid to save juniper
Abseilers are planting junipers in the Lake District
The project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery
Conservationists have begun planting more than 100 acres of new woodland in the Lake District National Park.

As part of the project, hundreds of juniper shrubs have been planted on inaccessible ledges by abseilers hanging over the edge of crags.

The endangered shrub, which is becoming rarer nationally, needs to be planted on crags to keep the plants out of the reach of sheep.

Abseilers had to hang hundreds of feet off the ground to complete the work.

The work iss part of the Wealth of Wildlife project, funded by the Heritage Lottery and Cumbria Vision.

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