The vandals are back. Last night we got this message from DKG:
“Just returned from a walk around the park with Chris S. Unfortunately the vandals are back. Four trees have been ring barked in the copse in Village Green, the same area where we had trouble last year. If it was children they knew what they were doing, looking closely at the damage, they were not using small pocket knives.
I dread to think what will be damaged next. Especially with the summer holidays approaching. Once people think it’s a good idea to damage trees in this way, where/what next? “
Chris Seymour, who was with DKG when the vandalism was discovered emailed this:
“The trees will die because they have been totally ringed of bark. Some are stripped right down to the ground. This behaviour is unacceptable and we need to do our best to prevent it from happening again. I’m sure together we can stop this.”
Again, we hope it is the thoughtlessness of children rather than the deliberate killing of the park’s trees. If anybody can throw any light on this or can help us prevent a repeat attack, please contact us.
Header picture by Chris Jordon Seymour; others as captioned