Mature tree blown over in Chiswick Village in gale

Images above: fallen tree at Chiswick Village

A mature tree was blown over on Thursday 11 March at Chiswick Village in the spring gale which has blown its way across the UK. Other parts of the country have had snow and heavy rain and hurricane speed winds have been recorded along the south coast.

The tree narrowly missed smashing into parked cars, as it was caught by another tree, still standing, which prevented it falling all the way to the ground. The Resident Directors of Chiswick Village alerted the owners of the cars by sending out a message on Twitter. Fortunately no one was hurt and no damage was caused when the tree fell.

Image above: Tweet by the Resident Directors of Chiswick Village on THursday 11 March

Chiswick Village is owned by its leaseholders and there are 280 flats in the complex. Martin Weaver, who chairs the Board of Directors of Chiswick Village Residents Ltd, told The Chiswick Calendar the tree would be chopped up and used across the gardens of Chiswick Village as mulch.

Though the tree is a loss, the estate’s gardener Janusz Borys has recently been able to plant a sapling nursery by the estate office that included about 80 mixed tree specimens, including Rowan, Birch, Aspen and Cherry, as a result of the Mayor of London’s 2018 London Tree initiative.

‘These saplings have grown well over the last few years and recently Janusz has planted out around 50 young trees around the Village to complement the existing ones.

‘In addition to this we received a donation of around 100 mature Privet hedge plants and these have been used across the Village to infill areas where gaps had appeared and help thicken the hedges in other places’.

Images above: fallen tree at Chiswick Village

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