Historic 200ft tree crashes down in raging winds at Great Tattenhams, Epsom
The 200ft beech tree in Sean Edwards' garden destroyed his summer house and office when it crashed down in high winds yesterday
Raging winds brought a historic 200ft tree crashing down yesterday afternoon, destroying a summer house.
Sean Edwards, of Great Tattenhams, said the 150-year-old beech tree in his garden, which was subject to a preservation order, smashed through the summer house with an "almighty crash" and completely ruined the converted office inside it.
He said: "The tree is really tall - we only bought the house originally because of it.
"My neighbours said they heard an almighty crash and saw the tree falling.
"The summer house and office is completely ruined.
"It’s like something out of the board game Jumanji.
"The tree’s gone through the back of the summer house, through the window and smashed it. There’s a lot of damage and it also went through next door’s garden."
Mr Edwards, who was fortunately out at the time picking up his son from school, has spent much of the day sawing branches off the fallen tree.