Herne Hill is a lovely, leafy neighbourhood, with thousands of beautiful trees in its parks, streets and gardens.
It's always sad when one of these much-loved specimens has to come down, but sometimes there's no alternative. Trees that are damaged, dangerous or weakened by disease can be a genuine threat to homeowners and members of the public.
Losing a favourite tree is bad enough. But in almost every case another valuable resource is lost too - a tonne or more of timber.