Police say they received a report that ‘a large tree’ was blocking both lanes of Broadbridge Heath Road just after 5.30pm on Friday (May 13).
A police community support officer, PCSO Gamble, arrived on the scene within 10 minutes – armed with an axe, saw and some loppers.
A Horsham police spokesperson said: “With the help of some very good spirited and hardworking locals, the tree was cut up and the road re-opened by 6.30pm.
“PCSO Gamble would like to thank everyone who helped. It showed a great sense of community spirit.”