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When these photographs
were taken in Wilton Road just after 7 a.m. the wind was blowing strongly from the station direction. Not what one would expect
from the direction the tree has fallen.
And wind doesn’t usually strip the bark does it?
Further examination reveals the obvious cause of the tree fall. The bark has been removed from ground level to about 18 inches above and the tender young trunk is heavily grooved and frayed just above ground level. It is where dog owners tie their animals while shopping, drinking and betting.