This afternoon a giant of the Pleasure Grounds, a Cupressus macrocarpa, split with a mighty crack and fell apart . . . quite literally!
It was a much loved tree by all who visited and saw this giant, probably planted by Andrew Mulholland, BD’s great, great, great grandfather.
Last summer the farm Manager RB looked at it very carefully, as he does with lots of our giant trees. He did notice that there were splits appearing between each of the five trunks.