Trees removed

Environment Agency officers working on the banks of the River Wansbeck at Morpeth to clear trees which may be deemed as a flood risk,
Environment Agency officers working on the banks of the River Wansbeck at Morpeth to clear trees which may be deemed as a flood risk,

TREES have been chopped in Morpeth’s Carlisle Park to help reduce the risk of flooding.

Officers from the Environment Agency carried out the work earlier this month over fears the trees could cause a blockage.

Action was taken after several trees beside the River Wansbeck were damaged in severe weather.

While they were still attached, there were fears they could become dislodged in the future and be swept away, with the debris causing a potential flood risk.

Workers used a platform and cutting equipment to remove the trees.