Horse Chestnut Tree Demolishes Wall On Mattock Lane

Overnight conditions resulted in at least ten incidents throughout borough

Tree down © J Cycon
( image credit © J. Cycon)


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The overnight downpour has not only caused havoc on the roads but a huge tree on Mattock Lane has been uprooted and fallen.

It's caused serious damage to the wall, but it's not thought that anybody has been injured.

A whole months worth of rain is expected to fall in some parts today and the Met Office has issued a yellow warning and is forecasting that the South East will get the worst of the weather.

Chris Bunting, assistant director of leisure said, “The large Horse Chestnut on Mattock Lane fell onto and demolished part of the Walpole Park wall due to unusually strong northerly winds in the early hours of this morning. Fortunately no-one was injured and the council’s tree service were in attendance first thing this morning to clear up the damage.”

“Ealing Council inspects all of its street trees on a three yearly cycle: the last routine inspection of this tree, on the 30 September 2016, found the tree to be good health and showing no signs of structural weakness.

“I would like to thank the officers who have been working really hard to deal with ten incidents of fallen trees and branches across the borough today.”

May 3, 2018 (updated)

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