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iain wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 7:29 pm You don’t live near Hadrians Wall do you Kip……

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I know there are far more serious events happening in the world today but WTF why would you do that :shock:
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kiter65 wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 7:36 pm
iain wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 7:29 pm You don’t live near Hadrians Wall do you Kip……

:problem:
I know there are far more serious events happening in the world today but WTF why would you do that :shock:
It’s unbelievable to be honest.

For those overseas forum members wondering what we’re talking about. Here’s a link to a story that’s made the news here in the last couple of days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-66952980
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^^^ The tree story was featured on National Public Radio here in the States.
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Re Sycamore Gap.

I reckon they could pretty easily (for a government) unearth an existing mature sycamore tree, of maybe 80 years age or even more, and of the tight shape, fly it by helicopter to the Sycamore Gap and replant it. That wouldn't be such a hard project, would it.
I am sure there's a suitable tree within a dozen miles or so.

Then deal with the perpetrator as a separate matter. He can pay for the restitution costs.

As Teddy Bass said (Sexy Beast). "Where there's a will, there's a way" ;D
He actually said it with rather more emphasis, but then he got things done!
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I was particularly sad to learn about this. For many years in the '90's and early 2000's I worked for the National Trust in Northumberland and must have taken hundreds of photographs of Milecastle 39, Turret 38 and Sycamore Gap along Hadrian's Wall.
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"believed to be" intentional?

if you look at the trunk, it was cut with a chainsaw. how do you "accidentally" cut a tree down with a chainsaw?
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^^^ Classic British understatement, Greg.
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gwells wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:58 pm "believed to be" intentional?

if you look at the trunk, it was cut with a chainsaw. how do you "accidentally" cut a tree down with a chainsaw?
British police are rightly called "plod".
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So the tree is being moved to a secret location.

They could take it to the repair shop and make some chairs and things that could be sold for charity. (Assuming you can do that with sycamore), but why on earth does it need to be a secret.
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JAFO wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:37 pm
gwells wrote: Mon Oct 02, 2023 7:58 pm "believed to be" intentional?

if you look at the trunk, it was cut with a chainsaw. how do you "accidentally" cut a tree down with a chainsaw?
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I’m surprised this has taken on let’s bash the police ( hoping it’s just tongue in cheek)
I think the real concern is what kind of society we live in that someone would do this, not to mention all the far more serious crimes that take place nowadays.
I have family members who work in the police force, prison service and NHS, to say these services are at breaking point is an understatement of the year, coupled with the fact that they constantly have to do their jobs with one hand tied behind their backs.
We would be completely F#(£*d without them.
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