I dont believe it
I was there just last November and all seemed to be as it should.
But then they bulldozed it flat?
(In my most exasperated Victor Meldrew voice) I Dont Believe it !!!
They must have known what they were doing surely no-ones that ignorant.
Farmers have been felling protected trees and removing hedgerows for years taking the view that once they've done it there's not much anyone can do about it but fine them or more often then not just warn them of their future behaviour when they plead ignorance! You can't exactly put them back again afterwards can you so they walk away smiling the bastards!