There is an old tree stump near our mooring, quite large, but it has no branches and is frankly a bit ugly-looking. I'm ambivalent towards it personally, but since it came onto the City Council's list of trees to be felled, it has become a symbol of the save the trees cause. Activists have wrapped it in chicken wire and pinned emotive notices to it. I expect it will be felled none the less, as the Council has experts to advise them which trees are just a lost cause, and this one probably is. As I mentioned before and you can see from this photo, they are replacing the trees which are being removed.
South Oxford canal, in summary
5 hours ago