Preparations are underway to remove the tree at Sycamore Gap tomorrow.

The 50-foot tree had stood for almost 200 years until it was felled in an act of vandalism two weeks ago – it will now be carefully moved by crane and taken to a property in the care of the National Trust where it will be safely stored.

The tree is currently resting on Hadrian’s Wall in a precarious position, so it’s necessary to move it now, both to preserve the monument, and to make the site safe again for visitors says the trust

During the past fortnight, seeds from the tree have been collected by specialist propagators and are being looked after at the Trust’s Plant Conservation Centre.

People are being encourage  to stay away from the site while this complex process takes place.

“We’ve also been amazed and inspired by the offers of help and good wishes we’ve received since the news of the tree’s felling broke – it’s clear the tree at Sycamore Gap captured the imaginations of so many people who visited.” said the National Trust in a statement

They are now welcoming suggestions from the public who would like to help or have ideas for the future of the tree on:, but kindly ask people to please bear with them while they work with local partners to consider what might be possible.


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