Sycamore Gap tree expected to grow new shoots but it ‘won’t be same again’ say experts

by 24britishtvSept. 29, 2023, 2:50 p.m. 35

A tree expert hopes that the beloved Sycamore Gap could be saved but says will take decades to regrow to its former glory. The tree, made famous when it appeared in Kevin Costner's 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, had stood in a dramatic dip near to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland for more than 300 years, reports the Daily Mirror. Northumbria Police launched a probe on Thursday, September 29, after it was deliberately felled overnight with a chainsaw, saying they were treating it as an act of vandalism. A 16-year-old has since been arrested and is currently in police custody. National Trust general manager Andrew Poad told BBC Breakfast the stump was “healthy” and staff might be able to coppice the tree, a technique allowing new shoots to grow from the base of a trunk. Original Article: Daily Record Homepage: Daily Record Facebook: Daily Record IG: Daily Record Twitter: Daily Record Newsletters: You can get all the latest news, sport, showbiz and comment at LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE | SHARE #DailyRecord #tree #hadrianswall


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