Irene, an old woman threatens her new neighbour with a scythe when he suggests cutting down a tree which is on his land.
Irene claims that her husband is buried under the tree- "to cut the branches would be to cut his limbs." But the tree is around a hundred years old.
Ruth, a social worker is called in to assess Irene's mental health and ability to look after herself. But as she gets to know Irene she is drawn into a strange and magical tale that will change her life forever.
Written and directed by Anita Sullivan
Music by Sara Harrison
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.