In December 2015, one of the 3 cedar trees at the front of the hall was found to have a large crack in the trunk and be substantially rotten. We were advised to take it down immediately and commission an arborist’s report on the other 2.
The upshot was, that the age, size and condition of these trees was simply not compatible with their location so close to the hall/road/neighbouring houses. Our insurers require us to take health & safety responsibilities very seriously and sadly, they were taken down today.
Once the site is clear, we’ll be replacing them with suitable new trees.