Tree cheers for Bonnyrigg man Ian

Ian Strasser, who lives opposite an uprooted tree that was blown over by the high winds on Wednesday, just missing his house.''Ian nipped into his shed to fetch his loppers to cut some of the branches off, to help clear a walk way along the blocked  path
Ian Strasser, who lives opposite an uprooted tree that was blown over by the high winds on Wednesday, just missing his house.''Ian nipped into his shed to fetch his loppers to cut some of the branches off, to help clear a walk way along the blocked path

A SPECIAL branch investigation was under way in Bonnyrigg after a gigantic tree came crashing down on to the town’s High Street.

Ian Strasser was at home at around 5pm on Wednesday, December 28, when his neighbour’s sycamore, thought to be over 100 years old, was blown down in high winds.

The tree was a well-known feature on the High Street, where it meets Golf Course Road.

Luckily, because of the inclement weather, there were no pedestrians on the road or pavement at the time.

Mr Strasser, (60), of 119 High Street, used snippers to remove branches in order that local residents could manoeuvre their way past the fallen obstacle.

Read full story in the January 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.