For the week the University Parks have been removing the stump of the old Beech tree in the Provost's garden. Back in August 2009, see blog entry 'Change On The Horizon' 19th August 2009, the very large Beech tree was cut down due to disease. The tree surgeons returned in September 2009, see blog entry 'Lower' 16th September 2009, to cut the stump down to a lower level. Two and half years later the stump of the old tree is being removed, a slow process, using chainsaws, axe, diggers and a stump grinder. A few more days next week and there will be no trace of the once, great tree.