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A fallen sycamore tree from Sycamore Gap will be exhibited for the public in Northumberland.
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A fallen sycamore tree from Sycamore Gap will be exhibited for the public in Northumberland.

The largest section of the Sycamore Gap tree unlawfully cut down last December is to go on public display, Northumberland national park has announced.

The tree that was once located in a depression near Hadrian’s Wall will be on display at the Sill, a popular destination in Hexham, in close proximity to its original location.

The national park reported receiving 2,000 sincere messages from people around the globe expressing sadness over the fallen tree. Northumbrian police have labeled the tree’s vandalism as a “deliberate act.”

Even though a man in his 60s and a 16-year-old boy were taken into custody in relation to the occurrence, no additional measures were implemented.

The event incited an overwhelming expression of surprise and frustration.

Guy Opperman, a Member of Parliament for Hexham, expressed that residents were deeply saddened by the decimation of what he referred to as an important representation of the north-east. Si King, a well-known chef and former resident of County Durham, referred to the event on social media as the killing of a crucial part of Northumberland’s history and essence. According to Historic England, a portion of Hadrian’s Wall, built between 122 AD and 130 AD, was harmed during the collapse of the tree.

The governing body is currently considering different solutions to safeguard the tree’s impact for future generations. One possibility being looked into is leaving the remaining stump as is, in the hopes that it will regenerate. Alternative suggestions include utilizing parts of the removed section for artistic displays and transforming the area into a space for contemplation.

Tony Gates, CEO, stated that the removal of the Sycamore Gap tree has highlighted the significant importance of nature and its impact on people’s overall well-being. As caretakers of Sycamore Gap’s legacy, the partners were greatly moved by the overwhelming expressions of love and sentiment for the tree.

We acknowledge that there are various viewpoints about what may happen in the future, and we are dedicated to carefully and respectfully navigating through this process. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

A barrier has been erected around the remaining stump to ensure its protection while allowing for visibility. A representative stated, “We are monitoring the natural response at this location.”

The tree, located near Once Brewed village, was an important landmark along the 135km stretch of Hadrian’s Wall that extended from Wallsend in North Tyneside to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria.

It is thought that the tree was planted in the 1880s by former landowner John Clayton with the intention of creating a distinctive element of the scenery. Over the years, the tree has become a beloved spot for hikers and photographers due to its unique and picturesque location.

The tree became even more famous after appearing in the 1991 movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and earning the nickname of the “Robin Hood Tree”, even though it is located 273km from Sherwood Forest.

Source: theguardian.com