A large pavement tree appears to have collapsed on Plymouth Road, Penarth this afternoon – a street which is particularly distinctive for the wide range of trees along each side.
Eyewitnesses said the tree was knocked down when a lorry – attempting a U turn in the narrow road – accidentally reversed into it – causing the entire tree to collapse.
The trunk fell into onto the front garden of one of the street’s classic Victorian properties and branches have also come down in the garden of the adjoining semi-detatched three storey property next-door, crushing the hedge.
It’s understood no one was hurt and there was no structural damage to the two houses nearby – near the junction of Plymouth Road with Holmesdale Place .
The tree was a lime . The Vale of Glamorgan Council does not have a policy to replace pavement trees with saplings at the same location and is unlikely ever to install another tree at this position.