The announcement in the Countryfile (8.11.15) and the news items on BBC Midlands Today and ITV Central (9.11.15) can be seen on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkoy-LJRsCU&feature=youtu.be
Articles were published on several news websites and in national newspapers. Most are similar, having the same press release as their source; here are just a few.
And the Daily Mirror has a vote: save the tree, yes or no. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pear-tree-threatened-hs2-high-6794957