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Protestors chain themselves to tree

Protestors chained themselves to the tree Credit: ITV Border

Campaigners protesting against the felling of a Monkey Puzzle tree in the Lake District have chained themselves to it.

The tree at Brockhole visitors centre is due to be chopped down, after cuttings have been taken, because it blocks the view of the lake and wasn't part of the original plans for the garden.

The puzzle of the Monkey Puzzle

The controversial plan to cut down a 110 year old tree in the Lake District will go ahead, despite objections.The Monkey Puzzle Tree at the Brockhole Visitor Centre near Windermere was planted after the gardens were designed.

Now the Lake District National Park Authority want to return the gardens to how they originally were.

A meeting this morning heard that the tree and several others will be removed in the coming weeks despite a public petition to save it.