Tree vandalism angers Potters Bar residents

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 November 2018

One of the vandalised trees along The Shrublands in Potters Bar.
Picture: Sharon Leigh Stewart

One of the vandalised trees along The Shrublands in Potters Bar. Picture: Sharon Leigh Stewart


Potters Bar residents have been angered by senseless vandalism in a residential street.

A resident of the area was walking her dog when she discovered the trunks of about six recently planted young trees along The Shrublands had been snapped.

Sharon Leigh Stewart said she “stopped and looked in horror” when she spotted the damage on Wednesday afternoon.

“It was awful to see ... I noticed a string of broken trees, like someone had just walked down the road and purposely snapped every single one of them to death,” she said.

“It’s sad because trees provide oxygen and so much more.”

Hertfordshire County Council is investigating the matter and will assess the extent of the damage.

Ms Stewart, who lives on the adjacent Baker Street, expressed her disgust in a social media post to a public, residents’ group on Wednesday.

“I can’t believe some people’s mentality ... it’s disgusting and so sad that anyone would do this,” she wrote.

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