Some of you may have noticed that the two Giant Redwood trees on the Green have been pruned to remove the lower branches. The work, done by a firm of professional arboriculturalists with consent from Rushcliffe’s Tree Preservation Officer, was necessary to prevent damage to the trees from young people who were making dens under the lower branches. Unfortunately, the children were also making small fires and even climbing up between the inner branches of the trees despite continued efforts by local residents and the police to prevent them. There were obvious health & safety issues to be considered. The arboriculturalist advised that the pruned shape of these trees is the natural shape of the Giant Redwood as it gets older.