Ancient tree set to be pulled down in Hampstead
An ancient diseased tree in Hampstead is set to be pulled down on Thursday (October 11).
The rotting black poplar on the junction with Lyndhurst Gardens, Belsize Crescent and Akenside Road was given a stay of execution in March when chicks were found nesting in its hollowed trunk.
But now the wood pigeons have flown the nest.
Camden Council tree surgeons turned down pleas for a final reprieve for the tree and it will now be scythed down.
Solicitor Liam Naidoo, who was born in Belsize Crescent and still lives there, said: “It seems such a shame because it looks so healthy.”
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But tests have show that more than 60 per cent of the trunk as rotted away.
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