With rivers, meadows, common land and acclaimed areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Town and Manor of Hungerford is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. We’ve even got our own pub!
A Norway Maple is being felled tomorrow, Thursday 30th November, and traffic lights will be in place at the Threeways junction in the middle of Hungerford Common
Managing a countryside estate of over 400 acres poses numerous challenges, one being the balance between our beautiful trees and safety.
Sadly, one of our prominent and fine Norway Maples on Hungerford Common has succumbed to some sort of root stress that has resulted in exudations on the trunk, dieback in the central crown and now a significant weakness in the form of a crack appearing in the central fork between the main bole and heavy branches.
Having been monitored and checked annually, our expert arboriculturist of over 20 years has advised that the only option now is to remove the tree.
Felling a significant tree is always an emotive matter, and we only do so when absolutely necessary, this tree will be replaced with at least one other.
Hooray! I don’t mind a cowpat, I do however dislike cows, so at least I can enjoy our green spaces once more
I know someone who will really miss the cowpats, but it’s not me!
A young child was walking along a quiet country lane, where he approached a farmer carrying a bucketful of cow manure.
The child says "What are you going to do with all that dung" ?
The farmer replies "I'm taking it home to smother all over my Strawberries"
The child looked up at the farmer and said "I don't know where you come from, but where I live, we prefer to put Cream & Sugar on our Strawberries" !
Better than dog poo that doesn't go anywhere or benefit anything