Further tree management

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Towards the mid-point of the Wom brook’s passage through the village, (where a small underground stream emerges in a waterfall, which in turn feeds the Wom ), the result of recent tree management work is quite noticeable.

In the above photograph, taken from the south bank of the brook, tree stumps clearly show the recent results of chain-saw usage to fell several thick tree trunks. Further evidence of this work may be seen along the banks of the brook, heading towards the village centre,

(Although not easily discernable, the overgrown waterfall is located towards the left of the picture, behind the tree stumps. In the foreground, you can just make out the brook.).

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.