Birmingham’s oldest tree is currently being cut down.

The London plane tree, which is believed to be the oldest in Birmingham at 80 years old, on the edge of Centenary Square is being cut down this morning (25/02).

Birmingham City Council has released the following statement: “We have looked long and hard at all the options to retain this particular tree but because the Metro extension and the Centenary Square development, with its in-built anti-terror measures, have been designed as one integrated scheme it has sadly not been possible.

While it is unfortunate we will have to lose this London plane tree, we will be planting 59 semi-mature trees as part of the new square design, making the area even greener than before.”

(Image: Victoria Aspinall)

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