Used Christmas trees are helping to prevent flooding in parts of West Cumbria.
Hundreds of trees have been recycled by the Environment Agency and placed along the banks of the river Derwent.
It is hoped that they will provide a natural flood defence.
More than 800 Christmas trees have been stolen from Borders farms this year.
400 were taken from Shielsknowe Forestry, and a further 420 were taken from a neighbouring farm in Jedburgh.
Just two years ago, 400 trees were stolen from Shielsknowe.
The farm is run by a Dutch company, who grow and distribute Christmas trees across Europe.
Their Scotland manager, Christian Ladefoged says that while one or two trees are cut down and taken each year, it is very unusual for this many to be stolen.
Christian Ladefoged is the manager of Shielsknowe Forresty near Jedburgh.He said:
"It makes me really angry that people have just come and taken these trees. We put a lot of effort and work into growing them and for this many to be taken away, it is really frustrating."
Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the disappearance of 420 Christmas trees to come forward.
The Nordman Pines, worth over £6000, were stolen from Brundenlaws Farm near Jedburgh on November 26th:
Over £6000 worth of Christmas trees have been stolen from a farm in the Scottish Borders.
A total of 420 Nordman Pine trees were taken from Shielsknowe Forestry at Brundenlaws Farm near Jedburgh in Roxburghshire.
The theft was discovered by farm owners on Monday morning (November 26th).
The trees were packaged and placed on pallets, awaiting distribution to IKEA stores when they disappeared.
Christmas trees worth £6,300 have been stolen from a farm in the Scottish Borders.
420 Nordman Pine trees disappeared from Shielsknowe Forestry at Brundenlaws Farm near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
The theft was discovered on Monday (26th November) morning.
The trees had been packaged up and were on pallets ready to be delivered to furniture giant IKEA when they were taken.
Lothian and Borders Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward, especially if a vehicle was spotted acting suspiciously in the area overnight on 25th November.