1897 Jubilee Tree

The Jubilee Tree planted on the Green in Chitterne to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 has lost another massive branch.

The Jubilee Tree with the almost detached branch
The Jubilee Tree with the almost detached 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 scar left by last year's fallen branch can be seen in the top left of the photo
The scar left by last year’s fallen branch can be seen in the top left of the photo

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.

The tree is on the left  of this photo of the old village school early 1900s
The tree is on the left of this photo of the old village school early 1900s
Troops shelter under the tree in the second world war
Troops shelter under the tree in the second world war
The Jubilee Tree on the Green in full leaf in July 2007
The Jubilee Tree on the Green in full leaf in July 2007
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1897 Jubilee Tree

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