Very sad news that we have lost yet another tree to sodden ground and high winds. This time the tree was a Cedar just down from the Chapels. This tree was well over 120 years old so is a sad loss. It had begun to snap and tilt and so became a danger.
What was fascinating was to watch the removal of the remaining timber after the Tree Surgeons had done their work.
Unfortunately, due to the age of many of the trees in Brandwood End, this is a sight we are going to see more frequently- so we need to concentrate on slowly replacing and increasing the existing tree stock. As well as helping to improve air quality, these trees and their roots aid absorption of water and slow the flow of surface water in the cemetery. Recently this has been an issue to neighbouring properties,
WE NEED MORE TREES IN THIS URBAN GREEN SPACE.