The Jubilee Tree planted on the Green in Chitterne to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 has lost another massive branch.
Last year one branch came down on the Green. The tree was later examined and declared safe. This time an even larger branch has fallen near Bow House, flattening a portion of the garden hedge.
The tree belongs to the parish and is the responsibility of the Parish Council. The council have consulted a tree surgeon and we may lose the tree. If we do, an iconic view of the centre of Chitterne will change forever. Below are a selection of photographs of the tree from the past.