living forests it was clear that there was another fungus attacking the tree which had made it less structurally strong! The decision was made that the safest thing to do was to take down the tree, as one side was the main drive into Scotney and the other side are several footpaths, one being the one which comes from our over flow car park which goes right under the beech. It is such a shame to be taking down such a beautiful tree, however for the safety of our visitors the tree needed to be taken care of.
|Making an assessment of the tree!|
|Olly goes up to start dismantalling the tree!|
p.s. I couldn't resist the opportunity to take an "arty" shot!