After the famous Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, was ‘deliberately’ felled, the National Trust have hope it can be regrown.
The former English tree of the year 2016 winner was found cut down on Thursday morning, with “reason to believe it has been deliberately felled,” says the Northumberland national park authority, who are working “with the relevant agencies and partners with an interest in this iconic north-east landmark.”
The National Trust told the BBC the stump was in a “very healthy” condition, and they might be able to coppice the tree.
“If we could nurture that (the stump) then that might be one of the best outcomes, and then we keep the tree,” says National Trust general manager Andrew Poad.
The tree, also known as Robin Hood’s Tree after featuring in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, was “a world-renowned landmark” says supt Kevin Waring, of Northumbria Police, which has opened an investigation into the felling.