Council crews were scrambled to the world’s biggest hedge – near Blairgowrie – to deal with a dangerous, over-hanging tree.
Motorists were warned to expect delays as the A93 near Meikelour was shutdown while the hazard was removed.
The road was closed just before 2pm on Tuesday and reopened just before 4pm.
The Meikleour Beech Hedge is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world.
Planted in 1745, it is more than 500m long and greater than 30m tall.
In September, the hedge’s owner Sam Mercer Nairne was urged to cut back the landmark tourist attraction at a cost of around £90,000.