Why was the Thorpe Green tree felled?

Panoramic view of Thorpe Green in Thorpe St Andrew, NorwichFour images stitched togetherApril 2005Pi

Panoramic view of Thorpe Green in Thorpe St Andrew, NorwichFour images stitched togetherApril 2005Picture: James BassFor: EN STANDALONEEN Pics © 2005 Tel: (01603) 772434 - Credit: Evening News © 2005

On December 29 I visited Thorpe Green near Norwich on my way to join a rambling group for a four mile walk starting in Laundry Lane, for I love to see those hundreds of ducks, swans, geese and gulls that gather on the river there.

Thorpe Green trees. Photo: Google Maps

Thorpe Green trees. Photo: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

However, I saw that the tree which provided a home to a large roost of white doves had gone. I believe it was an attraction both to them and to people who loved to see them. I took one or two photos of the white doves in the tree when I was there at the end of May. Was the tree felled because it was diseased? If so, then fair enough.

It is a shame this had to happen though for it was such a sight to behold and could be seen from the far end side of the Great Broad at Whitlingham.

It makes me wonder where all those white doves have gone now. It'll be a pity if visitors cannot see them anymore.


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