Back in 2006, when I started doing This Abingdon Blog, one report was about three trees that had been planted in town. One got vandalised, one had a bad lean, and one was doing well.
Here they are again some years later…
The vandalised tree is long gone but another tree, planted nearby, is doing much better. I hope the new generation respect trees more.
The leaning tree continues to lean and still has a tree guard.
It also has a band to keep it from leaning any more.
The third tree is doing well. The tree guard has been removed and lower branches cut. That tree was planted in honour of John Jones OBE – a former Mayor and Freeman of Abingdon.