Acting with undue haste and without consultation or adequate notice, Hertfordshire County Council has deemed this healthy tree a “nuisance” and scheduled it to be felled on 29 April. The decision appears to have been dictated by the County’s insurance provider following claims for root damage to a nearby home, even though repairs and preventive measures do not require the removal of the tree. Measuring 3.7 meters around, the tree is estimated to be approximately 200 years old and is one of a number of large old oaks that give the Sherrards neighbourhood, a conservation area, its distinctive character.
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