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Neue Triebe können aus dem Baumstumpf des "Robin Hood Baums" wachsen

By Ninian Carter

September 29, 2023 - Der "Sycamore Gap" in UK, ein weltbekanntes Wahrzeichen das an der Hadrian Mauer wuchs, wurde in einem Akt von Vandalismus gefällt. Der Baumstumpf ist allerdings gesund und könnte neue Triebe hervorbringen, er wird nicht sterben, wie der National Trust festgestellt hat.

The UK’s “Sycamore Gap” or “Robin Hood Tree”, a famous landmark growing in a natural dip on Hadrian’s Wall, that was felled in an act of vandalism, has a healthy stump and may not die.

According to National Trust general manager Andrew Poad, the sycamore stump is healthy and may well regrow a coppice – a term used to describe when new shoots grow from the base of a trunk.

If successful, the shoots would need nurturing and protecting for several years to stop animals, such as deer, from eating them.

The tree, which featured in the 1991 movie blockbuster “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, starring Kevin Coster (hence its alternative name), was sawn down overnight on September 28, 2023, in what is believed to be a wanton act of vandalism.

The iconic tree had become part of the identity of northern England, and a world famous landmark, drawing artists, writers and photographers from far and wide.

As of September 29, the police are questioning a 16-year old boy in connection with the felling.

PUBLISHED: 29/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images