Collapsed tree in Elm Park removed swiftly.


A tree that collapsed on parked cars in Elm Park on Thursday night was removed the following morning by a tree surgeon following the quick intervention by Havering’s Tree Officer and local councillors.

Residents in Midhurst Close had been concerned about the safety of the tree after hearing it make creaking noises on a regular basis.

Then Thursday night the tree suddenly collapsed and fell on a group of nearby parked cars.

Councillor Stephanie Nunn attended the scene and witnessed the shocking images of the collapsed tree, causing damage to several cars.

The following day the tree was swiftly removed, Councillor Nunn told the Havering Daily: “A resident phoned around 11 am to thank us for coming out and said that the work was nearly finished.”

Havering’s Tree Officer Robin Parker, had contacted City Suburban tree Surgeons who went to Midhurst Close around 9.45pm. They dug out two vehicles and cordoned off the area ready to remove the tree the following morning.

Councillor Nunn continued: “The contractors returned at 8.45 am and unbelievably by 11.15 there was barely a trace of the large tree, just a large stump.

Ryan managed to get to work with a dent in his roof. The worst-hit car was Mr. and Mrs. Mills’ daughter’s car that has a shattered windscreen and plenty of dents and bumps.”

Residents were sad to see the tree go as it had been a feature in the Close for many years.

Councillor Nunn finished: “We were really pleased with the quick response to our request and the excellent job done by our contractors. A big thank you to all.”

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