Maldon: Iconic tree to be chopped down for health and safety reasons (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Maldon: Iconic tree to be chopped down for health and safety reasons
5:00pm Sunday 1st December 2013 in Local News
An iconic Maldon tree will be chopped down as it poses a threat to the public.
Town councillors decided to remove the large holm oak, believed to be 150-years-old, from St Peter’s churchyard in the High Street meeting, because “it can pose a significant danger to the public”.
It is believed that the tree, which was found to have a fungal infection, may fall at any moment.
A plaque to commemorate the tree will be carved from the remaining wood which has not been infected.
A new native tree will be planted in the churchyard to replace the holm oak.
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