Gen. Wolfe’s Stump
Now you see it…
…now you don’t.
There seems to be a whole spate of people cutting down healthy trees in Greenwich just now and this is the latest victim – a seemingly just-fine chestnut in the avenue right up where all the tourists go, next to
the Greenwich Phantom General Wolfe, spotted by Stephen, who, like me, is worried. I have written to Royal Parks to see if I can find out what’s been going on and will let you know when I do.
I received this about ten minutes ago from the Royal Parks Press Office:
We regret that the Horse Chestnut had to be removed for safety reasons. During the winter storms the tree lost a large limb, it also suffered with the Bacterial Canker disease which causes structural weakness and eventually death. With its proximity to an extremely popular and busy location in the park it was seen as necessary to remove it. We will be replanting this autumn.
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