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Tree snapped in half

Tree snapped in half

Wednesday 05 June 2019

Tree snapped in half


One of the recently planted trees on St Julian's Avenue has been vandalised.

The damage was caused last weekend, just months after the saplings were planted to replace previous trees which had to be removed.

The States Traffic & Highway Services had arranged for the trees to be planted and a spokesperson has now said they are "extremely disappointed" to learn that one of them has been killed by the vandalism.

Anthony Court said; "After many years with gaps in the Avenue, nine trees were planted last year to restore the Avenue to its former tree-lined glory. This was helped by the kind assistance of Phil Collenette Tree Consultancy and funding for the trees was provided by Guernsey Trees for Life.

"As the importance of trees in urban environments becomes increasingly understood, along with their ability to counter pollution, it's incredibly frustrating to discover this mindless act of destruction. Unfortunately, the cost of replacing the tree will have to be met by the public."

The damage is believed to have happened overnight on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June and has been reported to Guernsey Police. Any witnesses are asked to contact them.

Pictured: The damaged tree.

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