Second sycamore tree comes down on Putney Common after more strong winds
12:40pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A second large sycamore tree on Putney Common has been felled by wind in less than a week.
The tree, measuring at least 30ft, had stood on the cricket pitch side of the common for many years.
It is the second tree to come down due to string winds.
Last Thursday another large sycamore tree, situated on the All Saints Church side of the common, fell after wind gusts reached 46mph.
But last night's felling was strange because gusts only reached 31mph, according to the Met Office.
Peter Haldane, from the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, said: "Unfortunately both tree were mature Sycamore and both became uprooted following recent heavy winds.
"Although regular inspections are carried out on the commons trees by trained members of staff, we are currently in the process of arranging for an independent inspection to be carried out on all of the street trees surrounding the Conservators land on Putney Lower Common and any recommendations that are raised will be duly carried out."
It is not known at present whether the two trees will be replaced.