Disappointment as new trees vandalised in Fairford

Disappointment as new trees vandalised in Fairford

Disappointment as new trees vandalised in Fairford

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VANDALS have been targetting newly planted trees in Fairford.

Members of Fairford Preservation Trust were disappointed to find that out of 30 new trees planted in Walnut Tree Field, eight were mysteriously taken away.

In January this year the Trust planted 30 trees, with permission from the Ernest Cook Trust and the financial backing from Fairford Town Council, Lechlade and District Lions, Fairford Town Charity and various individual donations.

The aim was to enhance the area and create an area of shade near the children's playground.

However, a number of trees were removed and although members of the trust managed to track some of them down and re-plant them, they are concerned that they will not survive.

A tree dedication ceremony planned has now been delayed until the Trust is certain which trees survive the vandalism and members have asked the community to report any signs of vandalism to Fairford Town Council as quickly as possible to that any other trees can be rescued.

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3:20pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Cotswold Lad says...

This is such a sad reflection on the state of the wider community in Fairford. Tree planting is such a symbol of hope for the future, bearing in mind that many of those involved in the project may well have passed away before the trees reach maturity. So why harm them? Stealing them is just plain criminal, but damaging them is more a mental health issue. The more responsible members of the community should help the Ernest Cook Trust and the Parish Council as they try and improve the natural environment for everyone to enjoy.
This is such a sad reflection on the state of the wider community in Fairford. Tree planting is such a symbol of hope for the future, bearing in mind that many of those involved in the project may well have passed away before the trees reach maturity. So why harm them? Stealing them is just plain criminal, but damaging them is more a mental health issue. The more responsible members of the community should help the Ernest Cook Trust and the Parish Council as they try and improve the natural environment for everyone to enjoy. Cotswold Lad
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