Some people are prepared to go to great lengths to prevent the destruction of ancient woodland. They know that the removal of just one ancient tree cannot be replaced by planting hundreds of young trees. Trees communicate, interact and support each other. They create a home for thousands of animal, plant and insect species. Nothing can replace this. Is it about the train or the gravy train? See the article by Ecohustler. Follow the link below.
It looks like a willow tree from its shape and drooping branches. There is no water around. Willows are usually found near water. If it is a weeping willow, it may have been planted because beneath are the bones of 30,000 sailors who fought in the British Navy and died in the Old Royal Naval College.