Hopefully this will 'derail' plans to build another high speed rail route through Warwickshire - it already has plenty.
The Cubbington Pear tree
“The tree is very precious to people here. There’s no one alive in the village who doesn’t know this tree, it’s been part of our lives for generations.”
It is believed to be the largest wild pear tree in Warwickshire and the second largest in the United Kingdom.
There was no hint of a reprieve from the proposers of the HS2 railway line, though spokesman Ben Ruse said they recognised the tree’s importance and would do everything possible to ensure there are still wild pears growing in the area.