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Council asks for witnesses to act of ‘tree’ vandalism

Page last updated at 27 June 2016 at 15:09

The Council has asked for help from local people who may have witnessed a recent act of ‘tree vandalism’.

A line of three rowan trees in Bodycoats Road between Tadburn Close and Winchester Road were destroyed over the weekend of 18/19 June. The three trees, that were around 4-5 years old and about three metres tall, were snapped and destroyed.

Chair of Chandler’s Ford & Hiltingbury Local Area Committee, Cllr Pam Holden-Brown said, “It’s really sad and disappointing that these three trees have been vandalised in this way. The trees were just beginning to thrive and were becoming part of the street scene of the area and at the end of the summer and early autumn they would shortly have provided clusters of bright red berries." 

She added, "Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury is known for its trees and it’s heartbreaking to see this mindless damage to these young trees. It not only costs money to replace the trees but also there is a cost in terms of the loss of the environmental benefit of the trees for local people to enjoy.”

Anyone who witnessed or has any information about this incident should email trees@eastleigh.gov.uk