LORRY FELLS PAVEMENT TREE IN PENARTH’S PLYMOUTH ROAD

The tree has come down onto the gardens of two classic Victorian villas

The tree was hit by a reversing lorry and  crashed down onto the front gardens of two classic Victorian villas

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 leverage of the impact on the roots was such that a section of pavement was torn up as the tree collapsed

The leverage of the impact on the roots was such that a section of pavement was torn up as the tree collapsed. Tree surgeons J V Tree Services were called-in to saw the trunk into sections and take the timber away.

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.

There's now one less tree in "leafy" Plymouth Road

There’s now one less tree in “leafy” Plymouth Road

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 .

Another pavement tree leaves Penarth - probably never to be replaced.

Another pavement tree leaves Penarth – probably never to be replaced.

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.

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11 Responses to LORRY FELLS PAVEMENT TREE IN PENARTH’S PLYMOUTH ROAD

  1. Fiona Whitfield says:

    Lack of rain prob

  2. Peter Church says:

    Trees just don’t fall down on a nice calm sunny day! (do they?)
    Plymouth Road is great fun playing chicken with oncoming drivers, seeing who will give way first.
    Obviously in this case the tree did🙂

  3. Ivor Bagman says:

    Whoever legged it after deliberate
    Damage left evidence behind !
    Watch out for a 7 tentacled octopoid .

  4. Christopher David says:

    Driven by a VOG hitman! ?😉

  5. The Tax payer says:

    Just goes to show the Vale will not stop until Penarth has no trees and that will make Barry shine ?

  6. Dai Banjo says:

    If the lorry owner known? The owners should be required to make good all the damage and fund a mature sampling under their vehicle insurance.

  7. Fee edwards says:

    I think that the owners of the two houses also need to know who is responsible so that their gardens can be repaired

  8. Eunuch scrotomly says:

    If the tree was an obstruction to the safe transit of a high sided lorry which would also lean with the road camber then the council should pay for the tree and the damage to the lorry.

  9. Christopher David says:

    Eunuch of such rubbish.

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