Marianne Birkby 0

Save the Brockhole Monkey Puzzle

259 people have signed this petition. Add your name now!
Marianne Birkby 0 Comments
259 people have signed. Add your voice!
Maxine K. signed just now
Adam B. signed just now

THE BEAUTIFUL MONKEY PUZZLE TREE WAS FELLED ON NOV 5th 2012 without notice.  The Lake District National Park Authority are without integrity or soul.  The felling was paid for by the taxpayer.


To the Lake District National Park Authority, Please reconsider your decision to fell the much loved Monkey Puzzle Tree at Brockhole. The Gaddum family, cousins of Beatrix Potter, commissioned the creation of Brockhole and asked Thomas Mawson to design the grounds. Once Mawson had completed his design, the Gaddums set about personalizing their garden and the monkey puzzle was the first tree they planted. Your reason for felling the tree now is that it “is not part of the Mawson design” this seems an extremist view to take of a garden that has evolved over many decades. The Brockhole Monkey Puzzle is “one of the finest specimens in Cumbria” say the Cumbria Gardens Trust. It is also an endangered species in its native Chile where logging of Monkey Puzzles is forbidden. We ask that you do not fell this very special tree.


Marianne Birkby - Save the Brockhole Monkey Puzzle Monkey Puzzle Pledge:


Cumbria Campaigners fight to save iconic tree - Westmorland Gazette 13th June

CUmbria Gardens Trust - Letter of Objection to Lake District National Park

Take the Brockhole Monkey Puzzle Pledge

Wildlife Trusts - Monkey Puzzle Threatened
Share for Success