Sadly we have had to remove the poplar trees on the drive to Conifox. A lot of the 55 poplar trees were rotten in the middle which is fairly common for poplar trees of 70+ years old . Due to height and rotting they were also becoming unstable in high winds . We have had a couple fall over in the past couple of years which is dangerous now that the road is used regularly by pedestrians and cars . We have taken them out and will be replacing in the autumn with 200- 300 mixed trees and a leylandii hedge to match shelter belt on right hand of drive.