A large cedar tree at the Shrubbery apartment blocks on Grosvenor Road has been felled for safety reasons.
The tree was at least 15m high and was a familiar landmark in Wanstead. Planning officers gave permission for it to be removed because of the risk of branches falling. There was a 1.5m crack in the tree’s main stem at 6m above ground level, likely caused by a storm, which meant the weight of the crown could not be supported by the trunk.
A replacement tree is to be planted on the site.