Vandals strip bark on newly planted Plumstead trees

A number of newly planted trees on Plumstead Common have been stripped of their bark shortly after being installed.

Greenwich Council hope to save four trees but will need to replace others in planting season.

Courtesy Greenwich Council

Anyone with information on the culprits can call police on 101.

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9 thoughts on “Vandals strip bark on newly planted Plumstead trees

  • May 14, 2021 at 5:55 pm
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    What on earth would possess anyone to do that to a tree?? Has the lockdown removed some peoples brain cells? In open ground too so surely somebody must have seen them, but if they’re young teens they’d only get a telling off/caution. And a tree dies. Well done idiots.

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  • May 15, 2021 at 12:07 pm
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    Are you sure the vandals weren’t actually wildlife – maybe squirrels?

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  • May 15, 2021 at 1:12 pm
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    Squirrels don’t leave tool marks.

    I’m not going to mention what type of tool this obviously is, as I’ll end up in another ‘discussion’ …

    Have seen a less serious form of this kind arboreal fatality in a park near us. It’s kids/ teenagers.

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  • May 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm
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    Or nearby home owners worried the trees will spoil their view in years to come…

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  • May 15, 2021 at 9:01 pm
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    There’s already tree there if you look at the image. It would be a highly unusual form of ‘community action’ if that were the case.

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  • May 16, 2021 at 8:16 pm
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    It is just mindless vandalism. As anonymous201481 said They do it because they place no value in anything and that is so true. They should be charged with criminal damage.

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  • May 16, 2021 at 9:10 pm
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    Yes, that’s exactly what I said isn’t it.

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