THE once massive Bum Tree has been cut down to ground level.
The controversial council decision to cut down the Bum Tree on Gerroa Road came to a head on Thursday as contractors moved in with chainsaws.
Protesters have held a vigil around the tree, with its unique appendage, for a month.
As contractors moved in Thursday two women tied themselves to the tree. They and one other were removed by police.
A large group of protesters stood by and watched in disgust as the limbs fell.
A number of possums were caught in cloth bags and taken away.