1 of 4 One of England’s most photographed trees was felled this morning Photo: Getty Images One of England’s most photographed trees was felled this morning Photo: Getty Images
A 16yearold English boy was arrested this Thursday (28) during an investigation into the felling of a bicentennial tree that had previously been leaning against the wall Hadrian’s Wallin Northumberland, England Local police department. She was one of the scenes in the film. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991), with Kevin CostnerThis fame made it a tourist attraction and one of the most photographed trees in the UK.
Officials hypothesize that the felling of the tree was a deliberate act of vandalism. The young man has not been accused of being the perpetrator of the alleged crime, but police hope his statement can help in the investigation
2 of 4 Scene of suspected vandalism, seen from a different angle Photo: Getty Images Scene of suspected vandalism, seen from a different angle Photo: Getty Images 3 of 4 The “Robin Hood” tree when it was still standing Photo: Getty Images The “Robin Hood” tree when it was still standing Photo: Getty Images
According to the Northumberland National Park Authority, the tree was felled in the early hours of Wednesday (27) morning. The organization dedicated to the park and the National Fund, a British charity, were responsible for this. The “Robin Hood Tree,” as it is also known, is believed to be between 200 and 300 years old.
“The tree has been an important and iconic feature of our landscape for around 200 years and has had great significance for the local community,” Andrew Poad, general manager of the National Trust, told the BBC. Hadrian’s Wall was originally built to mark the northern border of the Roman Empire in the British region.
4 of 4 Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner in a scene from “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves” Photo: Disclosure Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner in a scene from “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves” Photo: Disclosure
It wasn’t the first time the famous plant (which was voted Tree of the Year in England in 2016) had faced disaster. In 2003, a film helicopter crashed 30 meters away, almost injuring television presenter Alan Titchmarsh. The four people on board also survived.