Loss of landmark tree in Penzance
9:40am Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
The impending loss of a landmark tree in Penzance has been described as “a terrible loss”.
The beech tree in Penlee Park has been standing for more than a century, but its days are numbered.
It has become infected with a deadly fungus known as Meripilus Giganteus, or Giant Polypore, the result of which is that it will shortly be cut down for safety reasons.
Town councillor John Moreland, chairman of the Penlee House and Park Committee, said it would be a terrible loss of a “beautiful tree” but that it was a necessary safety measure.
However, it is hoped a lasting reminder of the tree can be found. The town council is hoping that someone will come forward to create a sculpture from a piece of the wood, which can be put in Penlee House.