Snapped St Mary’s Ave chestnut tree ‘diseased’

One of the landmark horse chestnuts on St Mary’s Avenue which was blown down in the recent strong winds looks as if it was diseased, according to Wanstead weatherman and tree expert Scott Whitehead.

Scott tweeted:


In 2011, 11 chestnuts on the road were cut down after disease was found in them. Replacement saplings were later planted. Horse chestnuts, which are treasured by many locals, are suffering from a variety of diseases across the country.