THAT didn’t take very long.
Shoppers and workers were greeted with a different looking Mall this morning as the 13 trees which adorned the area were cut down.
As reported yesterday, the trees were to be removed by the Council in anticipation of works on The Mall later this year.
Many traders were disappointed with the decision and others expressed their anger on social media with some worried about birdlife in the trees.
The workers started very early this morning and had the job done by the time many people were arriving for work.
Despite the fact there was no foliage on the trees this time of year, The Mall still looks a bit bare as you can see. Scroll down for photos…