A MUM died when a "very large" oak tree toppled onto her vehicle in stormy weather this month, an inquest has heard.

Flora Margaret Walsh, who lived in Woodland Close, Verwood, died on the B3081 Verwood Road on the morning of Saturday, November 2.

An inquest into Mrs Walsh's death was opened and adjourned at the coroner's court in Bournemouth yesterday afternoon.

It was heard that the 69-year-old, a retired administration assistant who was married to Martin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

Coroner's officer Philippa Morgan said: "Police were alerted to a single vehicle road traffic collision.

"A very large oak tree had blown over and landed directly on a vehicle being driven by Mrs Walsh, causing fatal injuries."

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

A post-mortem was carried out on November 8, which gave a cause of death as multiple injuries.

A full inquest will take place on June 19 next year.

Mrs Walsh's family released a tribute to her after her death. In it, they said: "We are in shock and utterly heartbroken.

"Knowing what a popular, kind and loved woman she was is such a comfort but we would appreciate privacy whilst we try to process what’s happened and deal with our grief. Thank you."