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Death of a Copper Beech

October 26, 2009

Sadly, one of the two remaining copper beeches in the centre of the village, split into two during recent high winds. It had to come down. The workmen said it was the most dangerous tree they had ever worked on due to the nature of the break. The power company had a lot to do to make sure it did not bring down important cables, and the sight of the workers swinging from ropes suspended by a vv large crane was better than a circus. The was an audience for most of the time. Sadly I missed the bit where the crane nearly went over with the weight of bough. The tree must have been 140 years old, and we will all miss the hole in the village landscape.