Helicopters used to airlift diseased trees from Lake District forest

Helicopters are being used to remove diseased trees at Whinlatter forest in the Lake District.

Forestry England, who look after Whinlatter, are airlifting the trees out of the woods near the visitor centre to avoid damaging the GoApe course and the children's play area.

Specialists have come from Switzerland to take out the infected larch trees and drop them at the bottom of the valley in a bid to stop the disease spreading.