Monday morning, January 22nd.
After suffering a bizarre pruning incident in the last three years, which left this London Plane with an elongated branch projecting above its crown, it was probably only a matter of time before before someone found a reason to fell it. The tree was planted at the same time as the National Computer Centre was completed in 1996 and with the trees in the open space adjacent to the Mancunian Way formed a carefully choreographed setting for this modernist building. At 50 years old, it was in its prime, and unless diseased, with proper management could have still contributed to the streetscape for at least another 50 years. RIP!