St Mary's Tree Update
I am sorry to report that after the WODC tree preservation officer inspected the damage to the tree yesterday, he advised that the tree should be taken down. His opinion is in line with the other experts we have consulted.
We now must seek permission from the Diocese to follow the advice we have received. We will share information on timing when it is available. The churchyard path will remain closed until the tree has been removed.
We are in discussions as to how best to use the stump to reflect the place the tree had within the community as well as enhance and complement the landscape of the churchyard going forward. We also intend to make the wood available to interested artists.