THE gale force winds on Monday brought an 80ft lime tree crashing down in Nelson Cemetery in Walton Lane.
The tree plunged to the ground during the afternoon winds which reached ferocious speeds reported at up to 70 m.p.h.
No one was injured and the tree fell away from a nearby house, not causing any serious damage.
Pendle Council was contacted, and the area was cordoned off immediately.
A spokesman for the council’s parks and recreation services said: “The tree was not a danger as it had completely fallen down.”
It was arranged to be removed by a contractor on Tuesday.
It was the second sad incident in the cemetery lately.
Earlier this month, an injured deer had to be shot because it could not be saved, and was being threatened by people with vicious dogs.
Colne Cemetery also saw a tree fall, and there was another at Foulridge School, which took out a second tree.
But no one was hurt in the Colne area either.