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Lime tree in Fieldway Crescent, N5, blows down

During very heavy rain in August, 2014, the lime tree in a garden at Fieldway Crescent, N5, fell across the road, landing fully on the roof of a car on one side, its branches landing either side of one on the other, hardly denting its bonnet. Where the stem snapped off at ground level it shows that its trunk was rotted internally and substantial bracket fungi had grown on its outer surface. Presumably, the unaccustomed weight of rain and the somewhat unusual wind direction were simply the last straw.

 

August 10th, 2014. The collapsed lime tree in Fieldway Crescent, N5.

 

The break-point of the lime was a simple snap across the width of the stem where the fungus shows all signs of the tree having becoming rotten.