Greenfield school struck by falling tree as damage caused by high winds

SADDLEWORTH’S skyline continues to be landscaped by mother nature with the uprooting of large numbers of trees by Beast from the East and Beast from the East II.

The return of the Arctic weather wreaked more damage, with this mature tree outside St Mary’s C of E School, Greenfield its latest victim.

Fortunately, the school was closed when the tree fell onto part of the building off Manchester Road, causing only superficial damage.

Renovation of the school roof was unaffected by the fallen tree which has now been made safe and cut into logs.

The tree which fell onto St Mary’s School, Greenfield (picture thanks to Paul Gilbert)

Meanwhile, council staff and private landscaping firms have been kept busy across the area, removing and cutting back trees made unsafe by the high winds in the last few weeks.

Earlier this month, the Independent reported how a motorist had a lucky escape when a large branch struck a car on the A670 Oldham Road coming out of Uppermill.

Some of the trees uprooted across the community

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