Several people have contacted me about the fencing-off of this old tree in East Greenwich Pleasaunce. Here’s the sign that goes with it:
Thank you Adam and Andy respectively for the pics.
No – I will admit that at first it does look a bit draconian, and, given all the things the council has on its mind at the moment, fencing-off trees in a park does seem a bit much. But it’s clearly pretty unwell and has been the subject of much climbing by (probably) small children. This is, after all, a graveyard, though, and I guess that if it is a memorial (to whom, I have no idea…) then further climbing isn’t just a bit disrespectful, it could kill the tree – or said kiddies.
But Andy, whose ‘brain is hurting’, is probably offended for different reasons. Given this is an official, printed council notice, you’d have thought someone would have put it through the spellcheck…
Does anyone have any clue who this memorail to a navel sailer is for?
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