Moving the remains of the “Robin Hood Tree” for fear of theft – Wel.nl

The remains of the famous tree at Sycamore Gap, which fell in northern England at the end of last September, have been moved to a secret location amid fears of theft. British media wrote that the police had already arrested several people who were trying to take pieces of wood.

The storage location of the remains of the so-called Robin Hood Tree, known from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, remains a secret. The National Trust, the British organization that preserves historical and natural places, is wary of creating some kind of memorial place. “The wood was removed from the tree and stored in a secret location. There were fears that people would take pieces as souvenirs, as had previously happened with the Berlin Wall.” The remains remain safely under lock and key while the organization works on “possible future uses for the wood.”

The cutting down of the famous tree caused a shock wave in England at the end of September. The nearly two-hundred-year-old sycamore tree, which stood next to Hadrian’s Wall, was one of the most photographed trees in the UK. Police arrested two men in connection with the crime. The fall of the tree also damaged part of the wall that was built in the second century AD.


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