But Richard wrote to the council asking for a new conker tree
to be included in the local environmental scheme at the edge of Coundon Wedge.
Head ranger Joe Taylor fears for the future of the much-lover conker trees
There have also been other freak weather incidents, like a ferocious hailstorm in June, conker trees
flowering two weeks early and two tornadoes in two days in August.
Yes, the reason they chopped down conker trees
in one area, banned sixpences from Christmas puddings and in one school even banned oranges for fear of a child choking on a pip - health and safety.
English Heritage has commissioned the study into the condition affecting conker trees
Two controversial conker trees
are facing the chop.
The conker is the seed of the horse chestnut tree, introduced to Britain from Eastern Europe in the late 16th century The game of conkers is unique to Britain - before conker trees
the game was played with hazel nuts or sea shells The world record conker won 5000 bouts In the 1993 World Conker Championships ex-Python Michael Palin was disqualified for hardening his conker with vinegar The first recorded game was in 1848 If a conker floats it has interior damage - use only sinkers for the game The name conker comes either from the French cogner, meaning to hit, or the Latin conccha, meaning shell Only horses, deer and cattle can eat them
Lord Falconer cited the recent case of conker trees
being chopped down in South Shields as an example of the lengths organisations are going to in order to avoid being sued.
He also went to the animal welfare centre, met cows and calves and planted acorn and conker trees
which will grow on the college estate.
He also believes this is creating a situation where councils chop down conker trees
for fear of compensation claims and teachers run a mile rather than take pupils on school trips.
Last week, because the sticks that children were throwing to try and dislodge conkers were threatening to damage passing cars, the authorities were chopping branches off conker trees
John Hadman of the Ashton Conker Club, which organises the contest being held next Sunday, said: "Earlier this year I had a letter full of soggy, mashed up conker leaves from this gentleman who said the parakeets are ruining the conker trees