Appeal after trees go missing from Pershore's Abbey Park - The Evesham Observer

Appeal after trees go missing from Pershore's Abbey Park

Evesham Editorial 12th Apr, 2023   0

AN APPEAL for information has been launched after the suspected theft of newly planted trees from Pershore’s Abbey Park.

The three magnolia trees were discovered missing on March 29, having only been planted in the last few weeks.

As the trees had been pot grown, they were complete with a root system which is why Wychavon’s parks officers believe the trees may have been stolen to replant rather than taken as an act of vandalism.

The trees will cost more than £500 to replace and replant. Replanting may not be possible straight away as it is outside of the main tree planting season, meaning additional watering will be needed to support any new trees until they are established.

Ian Edwards, Director of Economy and Environment on Wychavon District Council, said: “We’re planting these trees not only for people to enjoy but also to support our wildlife and it’s incredibly frustrating and disappointing when something like this happens.

“This isn’t a victimless crime as there will be a cost to the taxpayer to replace these trees. If anyone saw anything or has any other information that could help find those responsible, then please share it with the police.”

Anyone with any information should call the police on 101 and quote crime number 22/29822/23.

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