Whatever happened to the legendary plane tree?

Thank you very much to Rick Yoder, who recently got in touch with the fascinating story of the historic London plane tree which once stood in St Faith’s Vicarage front garden:

As you can see from the link below, Jeff Segal, Cabinetmaker, rescued its wonderful timber from the chipper, when he noticed the 200 year old giant laying on its side in 2010 and asked the Vicar to call off the chainsaw gang!

http://www.jeffsegalworkshop.co.uk/timber/Milling_London_plane.php

Yoder, an amateur woodworker, was lucky enough to buy some of the resultant timber and has recently completed a little wall cabinet (pictured), which has now flown across the Atlantic and rests proudly in its new home in New York. He feels honoured to have participated in a small way in the tree’s rescue and perpetuation.