5 January 2021 Early this morning a large group of security, bailiffs and police arrived to take possession of the tree and cut it down. After a couple of hours our valiant tree defender was removed from its branches and later arrested for breach of the peace.
This is a very sad end for the community who campaigned to save the tree, but thank you to everyone for your support.
Photos (credit to Friends of the Happy Man Tree)
Videos (credit to Friends of the Happy Man Tree)