United Kingdom: The destruction of our forests

Telegraph: The woods at South Cubbington, near Leamington Spa, have a wild pear tree, the largest in England, which was young during the French Revolution, and middle-aged before Leamington Spa even existed. After 250 years, it is about to be chopped down to save 23 minutes on the journey to Birmingham. Walk five yards into Mantles Wood, near Great Missenden, and you are transported in time. The noise and sight of the world fades out and you are among woodland that has been in this place since the year 1600......

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