May 22, 2018

Campaigners defeated in battle for iconic tree

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A giant redwood sequoia tree in Rhyddings park, is due to be chopped down. The decision was reached by councillors this week, despite more than 2,000 campaigners expressing an interest in the tree’s preservation. The Oswaldtwistle tree is to be axed as part of a £2 million redevelopment. Hopes were raised for campaigners earlier this month after a recommendation was made by councillors at a full council meeting to retain the 50ft tree. However, at a cabinet meeting this week councillors voted to remove the tree from the park. An independent arboricultural consultant had examined the tree and said it could treble in…