A Mighty Brighton Elm cut back

Brighton is the home of the National Collection of Elm Trees.  We have, thanks to sea to the south and the virtually treeless Downs to the north, been better able to resist the depredations of Dutch Elm Disease.  But sometimes just getting old is enough to settle your fate.  One of my favourite elms, in front of the Royal Pavilion, has been seriously cut back.  it did grow out at a startlingly low angle, and did threaten passing buses and lorries.  And, yes I did walk under its mighty leaning bough swiftly.  But its a shame to see so little of it now.

How the mighty are . . well, not quite fallen.

How the mighty are . . well, not quite fallen.  Taken 26th Feb 2014

 

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One Response to A Mighty Brighton Elm cut back

  1. Marc says:

    Could you let us know how old it is? I visited this site over the weekend and loved the character of this particular Tree, my group all estimated age, from 120 years to 300 we assumed, were we close?

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