Maldon: Iconic tree to be chopped down for health and safety reasons

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The holm oak The holm oak

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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10:26am Mon 2 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

Shame, but all trees must pass.

Could we not worry so much about it being a native tree but a quick growing tree as a major gap in the local environment will need to be filled?
Shame, but all trees must pass. Could we not worry so much about it being a native tree but a quick growing tree as a major gap in the local environment will need to be filled? Jack222

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