Saturday, 18 November 2017

Museum oaks in

NINE oak trees have been planted in front of the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.

NINE oak trees have been planted in front of the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.

They were installed by Tree World Services, of Reading, on behalf of the town council on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The fastigiate oaks were planted 6m apart to ensure the museum remains visible from Mill Meadows as the trees grow.

They replace 12 poplar trees by the museum entrance which have been felled over the past year because some were rotting inside and in danger of toppling.

The museum’s trustees are angry that the council refused to plant the trees further apart, saying they could “completely obscure” the building.

The council, which owns the land, says it will maintain a gap between the trees.

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