Vandalised trees worth hundreds of pounds to be replaced

Damaged: One of the trees in Mitcham

Damaged: One of the trees in Mitcham

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Two trees worth hundreds of pounds have been removed after they were vandalised yesterday.

Merton Council is appealing for information after two Mountain Ash trees in Church Road, Mitcham, were so badly damaged they have to be up-rooted and replaced.

The cost of replacing each tree is £550, the council said.

They were removed by the council yesterday.

A Merton Council spokeswoman said: “We grow street trees around the borough to help remove pollutants from the air and to keep Merton looking beautiful.

“It’s terrible that these trees have been vandalised and replacing one can cost up to £550.

“Please get in touch if you see anyone vandalising a tree on your street.”

To report a damaged tree, contact the council on 020 8545 3659.

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1:31pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mr-bjp says...

They should come and take some trees from Glebe Court, the place is over-run with them
They should come and take some trees from Glebe Court, the place is over-run with them mr-bjp
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7:21am Sun 24 Aug 14

tjames says...

do not replace them--they obstuct the pavement roots will cause damage over time etc--and £550 each--you are crazy--but OPM--so who cares--certainly not lbm
do not replace them--they obstuct the pavement roots will cause damage over time etc--and £550 each--you are crazy--but OPM--so who cares--certainly not lbm tjames
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