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What I woke up to this morning...


By alextb


Not sure how this happened. There was no strong wind last night to my knowledge.

Could the 2 days and nights of very heavy rainfall have caused this?

Before I noticed that a part of the root had also come out, I thought it had snapped.

I didn’t hear a thing.

The tree is certainly catching residents attention.

A Council Surveyor has been out to look at the tree and taken photographs, but said the tree may not be removed until tomorrow.

UPDATE After contacting the local Councillor, the Council’s Tree Surgeons Arrive.

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We have had a lot of rain and blustery winds the last few days, always difficult for a top heavy tree, the leaves act like sails in the wind.

22 Apr, 2014


I spoke to a couple of neighbours this afternoon, and they said that the tree was already starting to fall over. It had been leaning quite badly for a few days.

I never noticed.

No-one knows why it started leaning.

22 Apr, 2014


Could it possibly have been eaten through by field voles? We lots a big cotoneaster in the same way - hard to believe but true.

22 Apr, 2014


Stergram, we don't have any voles round here.

23 Apr, 2014

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