'Dangerous' Milverton tree to be chopped down

This is The West Country: Gwilym Wren. Gwilym Wren.

A LANDMARK tree in Milverton is to be chopped down following safety fears.

The large robinia tree, on St Michael’s Hill, was deemed dangerous by a tree surgeon and will be felled within the next few days.

The landowners have had to apply for permission to fell it as it stands within the village Conservation Area.

The prominent tree’s fate generated a 30-minute debate at this month’s parish council meeting, said clerk Gwilym Wren.

Mr Wren said: “To lose the tree will be very sad but if it is dangerous it needs to come down.

“If it were to fall on somebody and kill them it would be horrendous.”

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1:25pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ToytownTim says...

What a shame. I'm barking mad about this. They should leaf it alone. Whoever cuts it down willow us another tree. Did this go to the correct branch of the council. I'll have a root around and see what I can dig up, I'll get to it chop chop.
What a shame. I'm barking mad about this. They should leaf it alone. Whoever cuts it down willow us another tree. Did this go to the correct branch of the council. I'll have a root around and see what I can dig up, I'll get to it chop chop. ToytownTim

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