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

  • 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.

  • Are you sure the vandals weren’t actually wildlife – maybe squirrels?

  • 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.

  • Or nearby home owners worried the trees will spoil their view in years to come…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yes, that’s exactly what I said isn’t it.


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