Watch the moment a 300-year-old oak tree is knocked down to make way for HS2 near Leamington

More are expected to be felled as part of the high-speed rail project

More old oak trees were felled near Leamington to make way for the new HS2 line.

It is thought that the tree in this video on the Fosse Way was about 300 years old - and a few more are expected to be be knocked down as workers clear the path for the high speed rail project.

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The tree was felled yesterday (Monday August 24), alongside a few other old oak trees that day.

Onlookers mourn the loss of the ancient tree. Photo by Charlotte Griffin.

Campaigners said that the trees are teeming with wildlife and the destruction is 'completely unnecessary'.

These photos by Charlotte Griffin show visibly upset people at the site of a cut-down tree.

The video was supplied by Save Cubbington Woods - Stop HS2.

Another old oak tree was felled near Leamington to make way for the new HS2 line. Photo by Charlotte Griffin.
Another old oak tree was felled near Leamington to make way for the new HS2 line. Photo by Charlotte Griffin.
Trees and hedgerows have been cleared at the Fosse Way. Photo by Charlotte Griffin.