ne of the UK’s most photographed bushes is believed to have been “intentionally felled” in a single day, the Northumberland Nationwide Park Authority has mentioned.
The tree at Sycamore Hole, subsequent to Hadrian’s Wall, was well-known thanks partly to the 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, the place it featured prominently.
It was thought of a landmark of the north east and the information on Thursday has brought on mass anger and even, for some, grief.
Northumbria Police mentioned a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting legal harm in reference to the felling.
The boy stays in custody and is helping officers with their inquires, the pressure mentioned.
Northumbria Police mentioned they imagine the harm brought on to the tree was a deliberate act of vandalism.
Superintendent Kevin Waring, of Northumbria Police, mentioned: “It is a world-renowned landmark and the occasions of immediately have brought on vital shock, disappointment and anger all through the area people and past.
“An investigation was instantly launched following this vandalism, and this afternoon we have now arrested one suspect in reference to our enquiries.
“Given our investigation stays at a really early stage, we’re conserving an open thoughts.
“I’m interesting to the general public for data to help us – when you have seen or heard something suspicious which may be of curiosity to us, please tell us.
“Any data – regardless of how small or insignificant you suppose it might be – may show completely essential to our enquiries.”
On Thursday morning the nationwide park authority mentioned: “(We) can verify that sadly, the well-known tree at Sycamore Hole has come down over evening. Now we have cause to imagine it has been intentionally felled.
“We’re working with the related companies and companions with an curiosity on this iconic North East landmark and can concern extra particulars as soon as they’re recognized.”
The authority is asking the general public to not go to the positioning, close to Crag Lough, “while we work with our companions to determine what has occurred and to make the positioning protected”.
A spokesperson added: “Sycamore Hole was voted English Tree of the 12 months in 2016 within the Woodland Belief’s awards and is much-loved by individuals from internationally.”
The Sycamore Hole tree might be essentially the most photographed within the nation and stands in a dramatic dip in Hadrian’s Wall.
The Northumberland Nationwide Park Authority’s web site says the Roman Milecastle 39 is simply to its left.
Sycamore Hole is sorted by each Northumberland Nationwide Park and the Nationwide Belief.
The information was met with dismay and outrage by walkers’ teams on social media.
Kim McGuinness, PCC for Northumbria mentioned on X: “I’m devastated that the well-known Sycamore is gone.
“I’m incandescent that this appears to be like like a deliberate act of vandalism. That tree was ours. An iconic North East landmark.”
Former Tory MP, Rory Stewart mentioned: “The sycamore tree on Hadrian’s Wall is as shut as our tradition received to a sacred tree – honored, visited, endlessly represented – anachronistic in age weaving Robin Hood and St Oswald and the frontier forts and tribes of the Roman wall – and now felled just like the druids’ groves.”
One girl, who visited the positioning on Thursday, posted an image on Fb of the felled tree with the caption: “An terrible second for all strolling Hadrians wall the Sycamore Hole tree has gone! Not the storm an absolute f****** felled it!!”
One other consumer replied: “I’m completely heartbroken as somebody that’s there usually taking images.”