As I sat sewing and finishing the last three pages of my Fabric Journal this morning I was accompanied by the sound of a tree being chopped down. Over in the next street another of our precious Elm trees had been infected by the disease 'Dutch Elm' and had to be taken down.
Where I live in the South East of uk it is the last strong hold of these beautiful trees and this year I have witnessed so many being cut down.
We've managed to somehow keep them going for the last years but it would seem that the disease is winning.
I'll be glad when they've finished as it's making me sad to hear that noise knowing that that tree has been here for so many years, possible over 100 years.
If you'd like to know more there's a good video here.