Sad day for ancient avenue

A sad day yesterday as the first of the 300 year old lime trees was felled by the Council contractors. Four trees have sadly succumbed to fungal disease and will be felled from the ancient avenue over the next few days.

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Tree Felling 16-03-2016 2As you can see from some of these pictures, aside from the hollow parts of the tree you can just see the spongy fibrous texture where the tree has felled – not the hard dense structure it should be. You’ll also be able to see how weak it was, with less than half the trunk cut before it fell.

KWAG has committed to replanting these limes as soon as possible. Of course they’ll not be the same as those we’ve just lost, but it will, in time, help repair the damage to this historic feature.

With many thanks to Bob Pitchford for this photographic record

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