Iconic 100-year-old tree chopped down due to infection

Standard reader Gareth Jones took this photo of the tree yesterday

Standard reader Gareth Jones took this photo of the tree yesterday

First published in News

fA mighty oak that had been a fixture on Maldon High Street for at least 100 years has been felled.

Maldon Town Council decided to remove the holm oak from St Peter's Churchyard because a fungal infection meant it was at risk of falling at any moment.

The work was completed over the weekend and yesterday.

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

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1:13pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Sad the tree had to go BUT the new view of the building is lovely. It's really great!

Now I don't want a repacement tree planted
Sad the tree had to go BUT the new view of the building is lovely. It's really great! Now I don't want a repacement tree planted Jack222
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1:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Dengie D says...

What will happen to the rest of the wood/logs? who gets free heat?
What will happen to the rest of the wood/logs? who gets free heat? Dengie D
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2:01pm Tue 14 Jan 14

SeaPie. says...

Its a shame to lose the tree but having just looked at the stump the internal crack is massive! Hope they plant a smaller tree so we can still enjoy the view of the church.
Its a shame to lose the tree but having just looked at the stump the internal crack is massive! Hope they plant a smaller tree so we can still enjoy the view of the church. SeaPie.
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