Nelson fallen tree drama

The bottom end of the tree which appears to have been sawn down.
The bottom end of the tree which appears to have been sawn down.

A couple were upset when they came home from shopping and found a big tree had collapsed into their garden from another house across the back.

Edward and Cath Jackson returned to their house on Rowland Avenue, Nelson, and spotted the tree which had been around 30 feet high. It is also blocking a public footpath which lies between the gardens of the two houses on separate roads.

It has been investigated by both Housing Pendle and Pendle Council. Housing Pendle quickly established that the house the tree came from – on Marsden Hall Road – was not one they had the ownership of. And the council has now instructed the residents whose house it fell from to sort it out. A council spokesman said: “A notice has been issued that they should clear the tree in 21 days.”

Mrs Jackson said: “It was a shock to see the tree – we didn’t expect that. It is blocking the public ginnel between our garden and the one the tree came from.”

It does look like the tree had been sawn before it collapsed. Fortunately, it didn’t hit the Jacksons’ greenhouse.

Mr Jackson, who is registered blind, said: “We’d been shopping and spotted it when we came back. We rang the council but they said the office ‘is now closed’ when we rang. Children play on the ginnel. I need natural light in my garden. I would like all the trees cut down to less height.”