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This well-known tree has now been chopped

19 March, 2020

• ONE of the most loved and frequently admired trees (above) in Highgate conservation area has been chopped.

This outstanding Juniperus was planted almost 50 years ago at 15 Shepherds Hill by Dr Stefan Buczacki, the horticulturalist and botanist, well-known as a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

Many residents making their way to and from Highgate Library and Highgate tube station were shocked and sad to see the tree that adds so much beauty to the street scene having its beautiful shape chopped.

Sadly, residents’ pleas to the council and councillors alike to save the tree were ignored.

MARIA EMILIA JENNINGS
Shepherds Hill, N6

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