Photo-a-Day (Friday, 24th June, 2011)
Photo: Edward Spencer (Canon EOS 450D)
Nice shot of the tree. Where is this Woodfield St?.
what about a trim and save the tree
This tree has been around for a lot of our history,survived 2 world wars and more besides.lets hope it is replaced and the new tree stands the test of time
So sad that such a magnificent tree has to go. Unfortunately things have to change...we can't save everything.
Thanks for the information Edward.
The tree looks really healthy, why are they felling it, is it a problem with the roots maybe? Hate to see a living thing hacked to the ground.
ken r. its woodfield school, a bit higher up than the cherry gardens pub
Pity it couldn't be saved,a lot of trees are let get out of hand in the borough blocking road signs and traffic signals etc .Hi Ken the tree is on Wigan Lane past the Cherry gardens opposite the school,nice photo Edward.
The tree doesn't look to bad to me either and their is also a photo of the same tree in the archives dated 09 September 2010
I would have saved the stump and got a tree stump carver in to make a nice wooden sculpture.
Are else just leave the stump so that Wiganers could knock in there spare coins for good luck.
Thanks for sharing this photo with us Ted, just hope the council doesn't now sell the field for development.
Comment by David Barker on 24th June 2011 at 10:33
Pity it couldn't be saved,a lot of trees are let get out of hand in the borough blocking road signs and traffic signals etc
Yep, let's cut all the trees down, the road signs can't be moved. Duh!
I didnt mean cut the trees down Gwim far from it, just keep them trimmed I'm all for greenery.Duh.
What a shame!
Then allow me to apologise, David.
Wouldn't it be more prudent to place the road signs away from possible future obstructions such astrees which have a tendency to grow?
in the past their has been talk about children throwing sticks at this same tree to get conkers, some useless fool said they could get hurt doing this ,where did they spend their childhood , this tree could be made safe , its nother but health and safety gone mad . not be long now before they fence the land off , to stop you falling over the bloody grass.
British road signs have to be erected at the right distance high and angle from what they are telling you.
Besides its got nothing to do with any signs the trees is ill and need chopping down to stop the disease spreading.
well said alan , couldnt have put it better myself ,
I work for wigan council and am upset this has come down, in my opinion it could have been saved!
A couple of years has now passed and Ive just learnt that this magnificent Horse Chestnut has gone.Would have been nice to have assessed the tree again myself as it was me that treated it for pseudomonas bleeding canker,Phytophthora and Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner. The treatments are scientifically proven and I know from experience that they're effective. I firmly believe that this tree and many like it can be better managed from a pest and disease point of view,cost effectively, to ensure wonderful over mature trees like this one remain in our landscapes for a lot longer.