‘Celebrity’ Leaning Tree on Kitchen Lane- To Be Removed!

The Red Hawthorne tree on Kitchen Lane has been growing at an oblique angle for years, and years. It is quite the ‘celebrity’ of trees. Acting as a street reference point for many.

But the roots have weakened , or through a collission, and it is now dropped afew feet causing pedestrians to duck or weave under it. High winds or ground pressure could make it even more dangerous than it currently is.

The City tree team have now agreed that the tree must be made safe, and so it will be removed soon. I thought local people and residents should know of this decision. Sad, but a must for safety. I will see if we can get the same species to replace it at the right time.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more