An Oak Tree Falls

An Oak Tree Falls

[singlepic id=1080 w=320 h=240 float=none]

It was predicted a few months ago. The oak tree on the off-side at the Upper Trebanos Lock had looked top heavy and insecure for some time and both Malcolm and John at CRT had reckoned it would be a devil to get rid of when it did go. Well, fall it did on the 3rd of January, buckling the lock chamber protective railing and completely blocking the tow path.

The contractors were in this morning and had already cleared the tow path when I arrived at ten. They had moved on to cutting the tree into manageable logs with their chainsaws.

[singlepic id=1079 w=320 h=240 float=center]

The stump which has taken some of our wall and our lime mortar replastering into the by-wash will be difficult to get at and move. We hope that the cost of the endeavour will not financially affect the CRT plans to replace the stop planks on both Lock Chambers in time for the Waterways Recovery Group arrival in July.

 

Recent Post

Work Party: Tuesday 18th June 2024

Another lovely, sunny day and the ducks were out in force to welcome us to the Pontardawe terminus ...
Read More

The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Sunday 16th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
Read More

Work Party: Tuesday 11th June 2024

The benefits of having split work parties were again evident as our faithful volunteers took on a range ...
Read More

Balsam Blitz & Litter Pick, Coed Gwilym Park, Thursday 4th July

Vote, vote, vote then blitz, blitz, blitz & pick, pick, pick! The posters say it all. Turn up ...
Read More

Work Party: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Today's workparty was based at the Swansea Canal Centre site in Hebron Road. There were several main jobs, ...
Read More

The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th June 2024

Sunday 9th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
Read More