The Avenue of Horse Chestnuts

The avenue of horse chestnuts, shown in the photo of the Cove above, is to be cut down, reports the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald.

"A tree disease which is spreading through the South West of England has infected an avenue of Horse Chestnuts at Avebury, leaving the National Trust with little choice but to remove it.
"The avenue which runs along the A4361, north of the Avebury stones was planted by Alexander Keiller in 1937. He was the archaeologist and businessman who founded the Alexander Keiller Museum at the World Heritage Site. Today the southern end of the avenue is owned by the National Trust, the rest by a local landowner."