Plans to replace an old giant tree which fell on the river bank in Chiswick are in motion.
Following the collapse of the willow at Strand on the Green, Hounslow Council says it is looking into planting another tree - either in the same spot or somewhere else in the area.
Barriers are currently in place around the site for safety reasons until the tree can be removed, as its sprawling roots are exposed.
Hounslow council's street services contractors Hounslow Highways is working with the Port of London Authority to make suitable arrangements.
The "sad sight" was spotted by River Homes, London's waterside property and houseboat specialists, on Monday (September 5).
A spokesman for River Homes said: “What a sad end to this beautiful willow tree.
"The willow was part of what makes this enclave so picturesque and I do hope that the council are not only able to replace it in the same position but do so with a mature tree with the aim of preserving the charm of our Strand on the Green village."
Councillor Amrit Mann, deputy leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Following reports of a fallen tree on the river bank at Strand on the Green, Chiswick, Hounslow Highways, who manage the borough’s street services on behalf of Hounslow Council, have installed barriers to make the area around the tree safe.
“Hounslow Highways is continuing to work with the Port of London Authority, which is responsible for the River Thames and its banks, to arrange safe removal of the tree.
“As well as this, the area where the tree stood will also be assessed to see if an replacement tree can be accommodated there.
“If this is not possible, a tree will be planted in a suitable position elsewhere to maintain the numbers of trees in the borough.”