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

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Standard reader Gareth Jones took this photo of the tree yesterday Standard reader Gareth Jones took this photo of the tree yesterday

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

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

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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