The Mayor of Morpeth, Councillor Nic Best and Town and County Councillor David Bawn helped plant new trees along the access road to the new St Georges development after a row of mature lime trees, that were believed to have been standing for over 100 years, were destroyed last year.

The lime trees have been replaced with new specimens restoring the wooded approach to the new development.

The Mayor commented that “It is very good that the character of this part of Morpeth is being restored.  Like many, I was shocked to discover what had happened to these old trees and am relieved that they are being replaced.”

Cllr. Bawn added:  “It is pleasing to see that this puzzling case has eventually reached a positive conclusion.   In restoring this avenue of trees, we are reflecting the town’s motto ‘Inter Silvas Et Flumina Habitans’ – living between woods and water.  Hopefully they will thrive and stand for years to come.”