Lucky escape as winds fell tree in Beechwood Drive

Bucks Free Press: Lucky escape as winds fell tree in Marlow Lucky escape as winds fell tree in Marlow

RESIDENTS in a Marlow cul-de-sac had a lucky escape last night when a tree was felled in high winds.

Tony Till, 74, said the tree fell across Beechwood Drive, off Henley Road, at about 5am and has blocked residents in.

He added: “I slept through it but apparently it came down about five in the morning with a great crash. It was lucky because if it had fallen the other way it would have hit someone’s house.

“It’s a huge tree, you wouldn’t get your arms round it and it’s gone right across the road. I think it’s an old fir tree. We’ve reported it to Bucks County Council.”

There were strong winds and dozens of flood warnings across the country last night, with the worst affected areas in the South West and Midlands.

A woman in Exeter has reportedly died after being struck by a tree.

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1:04pm Sun 25 Nov 12

laircm says...

So pleased no one hurt and no lasting damage inflicted. Shame it was a fir tree. Had it been a hard wood, i would be there now with my saw and log burner in mind!
So pleased no one hurt and no lasting damage inflicted. Shame it was a fir tree. Had it been a hard wood, i would be there now with my saw and log burner in mind! laircm

8:55am Mon 26 Nov 12

Lividov says...

What is this fashion to burn wood all of a sudden? It was proved donkeys years ago that it was bad for our health and its probably bad for the environment as a consequence.
What is this fashion to burn wood all of a sudden? It was proved donkeys years ago that it was bad for our health and its probably bad for the environment as a consequence. Lividov

9:16am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Lividov wrote:
What is this fashion to burn wood all of a sudden? It was proved donkeys years ago that it was bad for our health and its probably bad for the environment as a consequence.
Pretty sure this 'fashion' has been going on for thousands of years.
[quote][p][bold]Lividov[/bold] wrote: What is this fashion to burn wood all of a sudden? It was proved donkeys years ago that it was bad for our health and its probably bad for the environment as a consequence.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure this 'fashion' has been going on for thousands of years. Ivor'sbestfriend

11:23am Mon 26 Nov 12

Lividov says...

Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good).
Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good). Lividov

11:38am Mon 26 Nov 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Lividov wrote:
Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good).
So wood was not burnt as a fuel in pre-history?

You'd better tell all those archeologists then.
[quote][p][bold]Lividov[/bold] wrote: Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good).[/p][/quote]So wood was not burnt as a fuel in pre-history? You'd better tell all those archeologists then. Ivor'sbestfriend

12:19am Tue 27 Nov 12

laircm says...

Lividov wrote:
Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good).
Well the upstanding Victorian who built my house was good enough to add working fire places. It would be folly to leave them unused!
[quote][p][bold]Lividov[/bold] wrote: Errr no... we moved to centralised power about a hundred years ago which reduced the number of fires burning wood and coal. When specialised wood burning stove shops spring up all over the area then it's a fashion (to be capitalised on for sure but probably not to everyone's advantage or for the common good).[/p][/quote]Well the upstanding Victorian who built my house was good enough to add working fire places. It would be folly to leave them unused! laircm

7:34pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Lividov says...

errr ok coff coff - carry on...
errr ok coff coff - carry on... Lividov

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