Iconic Maldon tree to be felled this weekend

The holm oak in a Maldon churchyard

The holm oak in a Maldon churchyard

First published in News

Work to fell an iconic Maldon tree begins this weekend.

The holm oak in St Peter's Churchyard, in the High Street, is believed to be up to 120-years-old.

But town councillors decided last November to remove it because a fungal infection means it could fall at any moment.

Work is due to be carried out between Saturday and Monday, weather permitting.

The tree had been monitored regularly since a fungal growth at the base was discovered in 2010.

A commemorative plaque will be carved from the uninfected wood and a new native tree will be planted.

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1:04pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Fine. All trees have a life. this is basically dead and dangerous. A commemorative plaque for a tree seems rather ridiculous!
Fine. All trees have a life. this is basically dead and dangerous. A commemorative plaque for a tree seems rather ridiculous! Jack222
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3:09pm Thu 9 Jan 14

SeaPie. says...

Jack222 wrote:
Fine. All trees have a life. this is basically dead and dangerous. A commemorative plaque for a tree seems rather ridiculous!
True, but what the M&B forgot to put in is the commemorative plaque is for the WW1 centenary.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Fine. All trees have a life. this is basically dead and dangerous. A commemorative plaque for a tree seems rather ridiculous![/p][/quote]True, but what the M&B forgot to put in is the commemorative plaque is for the WW1 centenary. SeaPie.
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