Tuesday 5 March 2013

Goodbye To The Tree Tunnel!

Today we say "Goodbye" to The Willow Tree Tunnel!

The Willow Tree Tunnel - On a Sunny Winters Day.

The Willow Tree Tunnel - On a Cold Autumn Morning.

The Willow Tree Tunnel - On a Wet Summers Day.

The Willow Tree in its Green Glory!

Starting to shed its lush leaves.

Just sticks and twigs in Autumn!

 I loved The Willow Tree Tunnel, it was beautiful ...

The Willow Tree Tunnel - in the snow this February!

Both Mum and Dad loved The Willow Tree Tunnel too!

But on Saturday Me, Mum and Auntie Ashley walked down the track to the lake and were greeted with this sad sight!

No Willow Tree Tunnel.

Just an empty space where it used to be!

I sniffed around for clues ....

The stumps and sticks are all that is left of my beloved Willow Tree Tunnel.

I found a sign and asked Mum to read it to me!

Auntie Ashley was shocked!

Due to repeated acts of vandalism the willow tree tunnel has become very badly damaged. for this reason the decision has been taken to clear all of the willow back to ground level to allow it to re-grow.
It will take up to 5 years!

Once we got over the shock we had a lovely walk in a new direction

Me and Auntie Ashley love to have new adventures!

Me and Mum Hug, seeing such wonderful views from here!

But now its time to go home ....


  1. How sad Frank. Why are people so awful? It was beautiful. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. What a sad thing to happen. Some peeps are so horrible. Hope your willow tree tunnel grows back soon.Those photos through the seasons were beautiful - we can understand why you loved it so much. Enjoy your adventures with Auntie Ashley - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  3. Oh that is not cool! I loved seeing the walks you would have there and would imagine I was there too.

  4. Aww, it's sad that the tunnel was chopped down. But how pawsome that it will regrow even after that! Willows are very resilient.

  5. Oh Frank, that just breaks my heart. (and My Vickies) It was such a beautiful tunnel and it had so many faces that it could change to with each season.

    I am so sorry that people have messed with it and now it must go. But don't worry, five more years and it will be back. tHose willow trees grow really fast.


  6. Noooooooooooooooooooo! Mean people suck!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

  7. 5 years doesn't seem like a very long time...We liked it in the snows!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  8. Oh no the willow tree tunnel was so beautiful! It looked like something out of Narnia

    urban hounds

  9. Frankly speaking, this is a real travesty! I'm just glad that eventually nature will take its course and restore this beautiful landmark.

  10. Frank, that is so sad. We always were very impressed by that tunnel. At least you have some amazing photos to remember how it once was.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. THIS makes us very much SAD and ANGRY. SHAME on those nasty vandals!! We have LOVE seeing your Willow tree tunnel in All seasons. THANK DAWGNESS we have your pictures. 5 years isn't that long.

  12. Oh this is just awful news! Just awful!

  13. Oh come on! Why did they chop it down. That stinks
    Benny & Lily

  14. I love the Willow tunnel. What a nice walkie you had Frank!!
    good to see the sun on your side of the pond too.
    Hugs madi your BFFF

  15. So sad, but I'm happy it will grow again.

  16. Makes me sad that some people spoil things for others!! The rest of your walk looked lovely. Big hug to you love Reg xxxx

  17. Hey Frank!
    Wow, that's so very sad! Why do peeps have to do rotten things to such wonderful things?!? Pththtt to them. I'm so sorry because that was a really fun tunnel. At least you can watch it grow over the years, that will be fun too. :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  18. Someone vandalized the willow tree tunnel? Why on earth would anyone do that? I'm so sorry for your loss.

  19. Oh I loved the WILLOW tree tunnel, sad to see it go, glad to hear it will be back eventually.