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Iconic Maldon tree to be felled this weekend
3:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014 in Local 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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