The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 12:12

End of an era, it was 100's of years old, just what had it witnessed in all that time?

What a shame

Quote:
The Offy

There will be something missing when Warriors supporters return to Sixways for the Gallagher Premiership match against Sale Sharks on Saturday November 30.

https://warriors.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/oakweb.jpg


The large oak tree in Car Park A close to the entrance to Sixways had been a familiar landmark at Sixways for many years but it had to be felled on safety grounds over the weekend.

A large section of the tree collapsed on Saturday

November 2 and further investigations by tree surgeons Faithful Tree Care and Three Pears Tree Care revealed that the ancient oak was rotten at its core and could not be saved.

The remainder of the oak was felled and removed over the weekend.

The oak stood alongside the original first team pitch when Worcester RFC relocated to Sixways from Bevere in 1975 and remained in place during the many subsequent ground developments at the stadium.


Good bye old friend

JP

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: ironbridge warrior (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2019 19:30

Good bye old friend indeed but lets not weep about the loss of an old friend lets celebrate the planting of a new Quercus!

Surely we can replant a rootballed extra heavy std in the same location and let generations see a new landmark? As long as the issue with the oak wasn't Fungal then the ground is safe for a re-plant?

Just a thought?

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: centrethere (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2019 09:18

As the Sixways development is largely settled, it would be good to plant 30-40 oak trees around the site. One tree will take another 50 years to replace the lost wildlife habitat, but 30-40 new trees would reduce the impact

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: Faithful_City (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2019 10:21

Great Idea, come on the club environment is all important these days

JP

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: woodywuss (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2019 15:38

Could something be made from the timber? Maybe some benches for around the ground with a plaque to commemorate the tree.

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: Grasshopper (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2019 16:11

It would be interesting to count the rings to find out how old the tree was.

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: korky (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2019 22:41

Its a tree more on, more things are in life are more important. flooding, cancer, Sorry to be like that but get over it.

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: CAYA (IP Logged)
Date: 13 November, 2019 07:34

The Woodland Trust is leading The Big Climate Fightback by trying to get individuals and communities and one in a million people pledging to support tree planting on 30 November 2019

The timing could not be better - The Oak is dead, long live the Oak (or was in King?)

Link

Re: The Old Oak Tree has Gone
Posted by: centrethere (IP Logged)
Date: 13 November, 2019 08:28

korky - One of the causes of flooding is greater variability in weather patterns - e.g. changes in the intensity and timing of rains, which is one of the impacts of climate change. Two of the reasons for climate change are land degradation, caused in part by less trees, and less trees to capture carbon as a sink for greenhouse gases

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