Old Tree’s Time Has Come

More old trees in Clissold Park are being cut down. Some of the gnarled horse chestnut trees in the south west corner have seemingy died in the last year and spent the summer without leaves. Now they wear an X and wait for the chainsaw. Two came down last week and another three will soon follow. One of them has purple rangs tied around various branches in some kind of North London tribute the the 70s song ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree’. But everyone fears that the oldest and most beautiful tree, on a little mound in the middle of the park, will soon be firewood.

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