Made a brief visit to Eastbourne this morning and took these pics of changes taking place within the town. The first is the dismantling of a fine Wheatley variety of a street elm along Southfields Road due to a large cavity within it and also that it was dying from Dutch Elm Disease (DED), note the dead twigs at the extremities of its crown. One of the tree surgeons told me that Eastbourne is fairing reasonably well with DED.
Elm trees seem to this spring have produced a very heavy crop of seed – though very little elm seed is viable, it mainly spreading by root suckers.
The second pic is of major demolition of redundant shops along Terminus Road opposite the railway station to make way for extending the Arndale Centre. I just hope that when it comes to the interior design, they don’t replicate the boring interior of the present mall!