Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Felled after 250 years

A 250-YEAR-OLD tree has been felled because it was in danger of collapse.

The 65ft (20m) tree in the garden of a house in Milton Close, Henley, took a five-strong team eight hours to remove using a 120ft crane.

Senior climber Quinton Reynolds used a chainsaw to cut off the branches, which were then carried over the surrounding houses by the crane.

The branches were then chipped to be used at a biomass power station to generate alternative energy.

The work was carried out by Heritage Tree Services, which is based in Henley. Managing Hugo Loudon said the tree had become infected with a pathogen and was in danger of collapse. Some branches were hanging over a gas sub-station as well as a footpath used by students at The Henley College.

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