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Strong gusts blow down 80ft tree in Dagenham which has stood more than 40 years

PUBLISHED: 11:57 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:57 13 May 2013

The fallen Poplar tree across a path near Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

The fallen Poplar tree across a path near Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham

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Strong winds blew down an 80ft tree which is thought to have stood for more than 40 years, causing it to land across a public footpath.

The tree came down in strong winds last ThursdayThe tree came down in strong winds last Thursday

One of three tall Poplar trees was felled by hefty gusts last Thursday and fell across a public footpath leading into Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham, completely blocking access.

Colin Jones, 66, of Western Avenue said one of his neighbours was working in the garden and “heard the crack” before finding the collapsed tree, which is a member of the Willow family.

“You can’t actually walk past it, you have to divert around the field to get past,” said Colin.

“We have lived here for 40 years and they (the trees) were there then.”

Park Rangers have been informed.


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