Council to decide on 200-year-old Carnoustie tree order

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 05:43 GMT, Aug 25, 2015 |

Councilors in Angus are to debate a preservation order for a 200-year-old willow tree in Carnoustie.

Residents in the town have spent 18 years campaigning to have  the Bible Tree in Ferrier Street protected.

The 30ft 9m “cricket bat” willow was planted in 1797, and the present town of Carnoustie grew up around it.

Council planning head Vivien Smith recommended the order be granted, calling the tree “an important part of cultural history”.

“It is considered important that the Tree Preservation Order is confirmed to ensure control of works to the tree accordingly, it is recommended that the order be confirmed.”