100-year-old tree for the chop in Nelson park

100-year-old tree for the chop in Nelson park

100-year-old tree for the chop in Nelson park

First published in Pendle

A 100-YEAR-OLD tree in a Nelson park is to be felled as it has been deemed a potential danger to visitors.

The old horse chestnut tree, which overhangs a footpath close to the Old Hall in Marsden Park, is to be cut down.

Coun Nadeem Ahmed, who represents parks in Pendle, said: “From time to time we have to remove trees from our parks because of their condition.

“It’s a shame to lose it but the safety of visitors to the park is so important to us.”

The tree is to be removed within weeks.

The green flag park is the largest park in Pendle and features tennis courts, bowling greens, pseudo-roman spa bath, an ornamental pond and marsh area, a circular garden, sensory garden and a Lady's Garden.

On Saturday, February 8, a team of volunteers joined park keepers and the Friends of Marsden Park to plant new trees to give the park a new lease of life.

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12:48pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Mothernature says...

LT, we need the facts, not a rundown of the history of the place or the good work of volunteers. In what way is the tree dangerous? If it's leaves on the footpath, that doesn't make it dangerous.
LT, we need the facts, not a rundown of the history of the place or the good work of volunteers. In what way is the tree dangerous? If it's leaves on the footpath, that doesn't make it dangerous. Mothernature
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10:38pm Sat 15 Feb 14

NelsonAsianButProudBritish says...

This tree is very dangerous. Its also very racist many times i have been walking past it and its shouted out "P**I" and "there's no black in the union jack" I'm glad its being put down.
This tree is very dangerous. Its also very racist many times i have been walking past it and its shouted out "P**I" and "there's no black in the union jack" I'm glad its being put down. NelsonAsianButProudBritish
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4:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

NelsonAsianButProudB
ritish
wrote:
This tree is very dangerous. Its also very racist many times i have been walking past it and its shouted out "P**Iwe have trees like that in Walverden but our's shout W...e B......s
[quote][p][bold]NelsonAsianButProudB ritish[/bold] wrote: This tree is very dangerous. Its also very racist many times i have been walking past it and its shouted out "P**Iwe have trees like that in Walverden but our's shout W...e B......s ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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