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)

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Videos (credit to Friends of the Happy Man Tree)