Council front lawn Golden Elm

The Golden Elm tree located outside the front of the Council building has unfortunately fallen over in Thursday night’s strong nor'west winds.

Fallen treeThe tree has snapped at the base, leaving the root ball still in the ground. The inspection of the base has shown that the tree has been rotting from the base for a number of years and not been secured by much wood to the root ball.

While it is a real shame the tree has fallen, it is good this has happened while the site was closed to the public. Staff are currently searching nurseries around the country to try and finds a similar species for replacement. While it will be impossible to find a tree as large, we are hoping to find something much larger than our normal juvenile trees.