'Neatly' vandalised trees OK

First published in News

TREES that were given an unscheduled trim by vandals with secateurs should not need to be replaced.

As we reported, about 20 newly-planted trees in the riverside town of Upton had their branches lopped off overnight back in April.

The trees were planted around the town’s sports fields by the Environment Agency as part of landscaping for a new flood defence bund.

The damage was so neat that Upton Town Council had to check it was not planned maintenance work it was unaware of.

Although the trees will suffer in the short-term, it is now thought that they will grow back naturally and do not need to be replaced.

Clara Clements, Upton’s deputy town clerk, said: “We are hoping that next year they will pick up again and will be okay. Unfortunately it remains a mystery quite who did this or why.”

She added that a nearby section of fence that was damaged at the same time is due to be replaced.

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5:29pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Illogik says...

Some youths chopped down about 14 fairly big trees in the woods between B&Q and Morrissons to make space for their tent a few weeks back. I rang the police and asked if they could send a copper down to have a word with 'probably' the same youths who were camping in the same spot and was told they could do nothing as it is a private wood.
Some youths chopped down about 14 fairly big trees in the woods between B&Q and Morrissons to make space for their tent a few weeks back. I rang the police and asked if they could send a copper down to have a word with 'probably' the same youths who were camping in the same spot and was told they could do nothing as it is a private wood. Illogik
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7:02pm Wed 20 Jun 12

pudniw_gib says...

There has been some illegal felling on the hills by Conservators and no one will take any action.
There has been some illegal felling on the hills by Conservators and no one will take any action. pudniw_gib
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8:38am Thu 21 Jun 12

Techo y desayuno 10 euros says...

Illogik: - Says they rang the police and said they could not do anything because it was a private wood.
It seems odd that if they cannot do anything because it is a private wood, why they turn out when it is a private house being vandalised or burgled. Surely, they should have checked if these youths were trespassing or not.
pudniw_gib:- I have read much about these Conservators, over the last week or two, surely after that latest fiasco of spending all that money which did not belong to them. Vandalising a few trees is like playing hide and seek with the rules that actually governs them.
When I read articles and comments like these, I immediately see them famous three MONKEY’s “See All, Hear All, and Say Nowt” only in this case they would be called. “Who me, We Didn’t, and Prove It”.
Illogik: - Says they rang the police and said they could not do anything because it was a private wood. It seems odd that if they cannot do anything because it is a private wood, why they turn out when it is a private house being vandalised or burgled. Surely, they should have checked if these youths were trespassing or not. pudniw_gib:- I have read much about these Conservators, over the last week or two, surely after that latest fiasco of spending all that money which did not belong to them. Vandalising a few trees is like playing hide and seek with the rules that actually governs them. When I read articles and comments like these, I immediately see them famous three MONKEY’s “See All, Hear All, and Say Nowt” only in this case they would be called. “Who me, We Didn’t, and Prove It”. Techo y desayuno 10 euros
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