Forestry experts teach worldwide lessons from Cumbria

Experts are in Cumbria to teach lessons for woodlands worldwide Credit: ITV Border

The Lake District has the X-Factor when it comes to forests. Experts are so excited they've come from all over the world to visit Cumbria this week.

They'll use the skills they've learned here to prevent flooding and make their areas more profitable.

The experts were so excited about Cumbrian forests they braved the rain and midges to learn in outdoor classrooms.

Continuous cover forests are never cleared. New trees are planted next to old ones.

The idea is that there's always vegetation to soak up water, which stops it running into towns and causing flooding.

Now skills adapted in Cumbria will be used in forests around the world.

New trees are planted next to old ones to help prevent flooding Credit: ITV Border

One of the learners is Prince Charles' tree surgeon. His Royal Highness is a fan of continuous cover forests.

Experts have come from over the world to Cumbria Credit: ITV Border