The old oak tree

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By the end of last week, the District Council completed what might appear to some as fairly severe pruning of one of Wombourne Park’s most notable landmarks, namely the large oak tree close to the footbridge, located in the west of the Park. However, regular visitors to the park will recall the larger branches (some the size of small trees themselves) that have become detached from the oak as a result of high winds. The tree itself is used by local youngsters as a swing, and the author can only assume that this work was carried out as a safety measure, in order to reduce the potential risk to park users of injury as the result of falling branches.

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