A TOTAL of 300 trees have been planted at a Northumberland water treatment plant to encourage new wildlife to the area.

As part of Northumbrian Water’s plans to plant tens of thousands of trees, broad leaf trees were planted at Halton-lea-Gate Sewage Water Treatment Works, near Haltwhistle.

The trees were planted to coincide with The Tree Council’s National Tree Week campaign which ran from November 25 to December 1.

Mark Morris, conservation advisor at Northumbrian Water, said the firm was keen to get involved in improving the bio-diversity across its sites.