Tree across Lode Lane, Solihull December 2009.
A few weeks ago on a Sunday morning one fell across Lode Lane. It had been very wet and windy but on this day it was dry and only a slight breeze. Even though trees are maintained, no one can really know what is happening with their roots and in certain conditions they can fall.
The tree just toppled over and blocked the one side of the road going towards Solihull. It was very lucky that it was early on Sunday morning and not in rush hour as it could have hurt someone at the very least.
Within a couple of hours the tree was removed by Solihull Council, I took a photograph - probably the only one available.
There are many large trees in the Olton Tavern grounds. Are they from the old hall or planted when the Tavern was built and converted into first into a restaurant. Many years ago it was an American dinner! We are surrounded by history and it is part of our heritage.