An unknown graffiti artist has marked trees in Kendal but the Environment Agency warns the trees may have to be felled for flood defences.
More than six kilometres of walls and embankments are planned to protect homes from the river Kent.
It's part of a £24m flood defence scheme hoping to reduce the chance of Kendal flooding up to five per cent.
Up to 779 trees would be lost across Kendal, the Environment Agency plans to plant four for every one chopped down - that's over 3,000 new trees.
Kate Willshaw who is a campaigner for ' Save Kendal Riverside Trees' escaped the Storm Desmond floods, but her neighbour, Bryan Burrow didn't.
With over 2,000 homes and businesses flooded by Storm Desmond. it's been a long wait for Kendal's flood defences.
But these campaigners argue the plans still aren't right, three years on.