Specieswatch: the transplanting mission to save tree lungwort

Specieswatch: the transplanting mission to save tree lungwort

The National Trust is trying to stop the lichen from dying out in England by moving it to younger trees in the Lake District

If you happen to be walking in the Lake District and see an unusual type of lichen that has been stapled to an oak it will be tree lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria).

Transplanting lungwort from old fallen oaks to younger standing trees by stapling, or using glue and mesh to hold them on, is an attempt by the National Trust to prevent the species dying out.

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