Willow Tree at Ely Riverside to Receive Urgent Treatement

PUBLISHED: 11:01 15 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:29 04 May 2010

the willow tree at Ely riverside

the willow tree at Ely riverside

A WILLOW tree down by Ely Riverside is to receive urgent attention to save the tree from having to be cut down. The tree, at the entrance to Fisherman s car park, has major splits down its main branches and in recent stormy weather part of the crown broke

A WILLOW tree down by Ely Riverside is to receive urgent attention to save the tree from having to be cut down.

The tree, at the entrance to Fisherman's car park, has major splits down its main branches and in recent stormy weather part of the crown broke off.

As the tree overhangs a mooring on the river and areas where the public are able to access, East Cambs District Council is arranging for work to be carried out to save the tree and make it safe.

Cathy White, tree officer at ECDC said: "The weeping willow by the riverside is a lovely mature tree, but unfortunately the weather and the weight of the trees own branches has taken its toll. Obviously we don't want to lose the tree which is why by bringing in tree surgeons we hope to save the willow.

"Unfortunately the work required to keep the tree will mean it will be vastly reduced in size. The tree should respond and re-grow to form a smaller willow which in our opinion is a far better option than cutting it down."

The work on the tree will start August 19.

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