UPDATE: Hope Yet for Lonely Tree…
Though we seem to have missed the worst of this week’s storms compared with the rest of the country, suffering some building damage and a 20-hour blackout, our local landmark, the Lonely Tree has not fared so well.
With winds reaching storm-force and above, Llanfyllin took a battering on Wednesday 12th February 2014, leaving the iconic Scots Pine uprooted and broken. It’s doubtful whether this familiar feature, cherished by locals and visitors alike, can be saved.
The Lonely Tree on Greenhall Hill has stood for at least 150 years and probably longer than that as it’s marked as a mature tree on the 1872 ordnance survey map of Llanfyllin.
The BBC site had an entry on the tree a few years back, along with some heartfelt comments from people with happy memories of Lonely Tree. After the BBC site restructure the page is no longer visible, but luckily Google’s Wayback Machine has a cached version you can still read…
If you have any memories about the lonely tree, or any suggestions as to what can be done – please feel free to add your comments below…
Lonely Tree in Summer 2013
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