This is an interesting tale. In 2018 a survey of all the several thousand street trees in Sutton South Ward was conducted. The many street trees are one of the attractive aspects of our area. A few were found to be diseased and had to be felled. Thanks to Richard and Trish funding has been found to replace, in due course, these trees. One was in The Ridgway. This is a photo of the site of the tree last May when it had just been felled.
By August so much basal growth had developed that the footpath was being blocked.
Trish and Richard had no option but to arrange for the Council to remove the growth. The tree will be replaced, but at the best time to plant a new tree.