None yew.

Sorry – l have to say it – l don’t appreciate the felling of the yew trees at the side of the Kennet and Avon Canal through Sydney Gardens.

Looks like the tree bled to death?

The idea is to return the ledges to how they were when Rennie designed the water-based transport system linking the West with London but l am wary about trying to exactly. recapture the past.

Another stump.

History is built up of layers.

The trees had been there a long time and were part of the canal’s heritage.

Shame they had not been listed.

A bed of natural flowers in their place is not an authentic replacement.