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Why was the Thorpe Green tree felled?

PUBLISHED: 12:52 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 09 January 2017

Panoramic view of Thorpe Green in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich
Four images stitched together
April 2005

Picture: James Bass
For: EN STANDALONE
EN Pics © 2005    Tel: (01603) 772434

Panoramic view of Thorpe Green in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich Four images stitched together April 2005 Picture: James Bass For: EN STANDALONE EN Pics © 2005 Tel: (01603) 772434

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 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 MapsThorpe Green trees. Photo: 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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