Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Loss of Cypress tree

Cypress tree April 2016

One of the oldest Cypress trees in Ryde Cemetery has been lost. In 2013 the IW Gardens Trust reported this tree was virtually dead and since then it has deteriorated further to the point of becoming dangerous with the threat of dead branches falling in the wind.

Cypress tree 2 April 2016Cypress tree 3 April 2016

In the last week skilled contractors have cut down the tree.
The photographs show the work in progress, a task made more difficult as the base of the tree had become filled with soil and debris which can cause chainsaws to jam and become lodged in the tree.

No sooner than the canopy of the tree was removed, the flowers underneath bloomed.

Cypress tree 4 April 2016Cypress tree 5 April 2016