A 100-year-old heritage tree in Blenheim had to be cut down on Friday.
David James Tree Services was called in to remove the ash from a property in Maxwell Rd.
A crane had to be used to help remove the tree because of its position close to two buildings.
Marlborough District Council reserves and amenities officer Robin Dunn said the heritage tree had to be removed as it was dead and in danger of falling.
While it was sad to see the tree go it was part of a stand of 12 heritage trees on the property. The remaining 11 trees were still healthy and were among the finest heritage trees in Blenheim.
One other heritage tree in Blenheim, a silver birch, was in a similar state of decay and the council was looking at removing it.
- The Marlborough Express