An army of Scots pine trees is being raised at an Ambleside holiday park to help defend Cumbria's threatened red squirrel population.
The battle lines are being drawn in the 130-acres grounds of Skelwith Fold caravan park which in recent years has recorded a growth in the number of reds.
Now the family-run business is bidding to secure their future with a two-prong tree attack.
The scores of Scots pines being planted will produce seeds which are much loved by red squirrels – and provide habitats for pine martens, the deadly enemy of grey squirrels.
Henry Wild, whose family has owned the park for more than 20 years, says the trees will help hasten the spread of pine martens from Scotland to Cumbria: