One of Farnham’s tallest trees is to be felled after experts deemed it is a risk to neighbouring properties.

The towering Lombardy poplar is located in Gostrey Meadow, between the playground and Union Road.

It is the last remaining Lombardy in the meadow after a previous specimen was felled in 2016.

Farnham Town Council agreed it should be felled after resistograph tests showed it to be over mature and failing, and could “fall at any time”.

A Lombardy poplar in Haren Garden, on the opposite site of South Street, is to be felled for the same reason.

Replacement trees will be planted nearby.