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Wilful Destruction of Trees at Anzac Park

The wilful destruction of three trees at Moree’s Anzac Centennial Park alongside the Moree Bypass has infuriated Moree Plains Shire Council and action is being taken to catch the vandals.

Council’s Project and Development Manager Lila Fisher explained Council considers the tree damage to be a very serious matter and is vigorously pursuing the issue.

“Trees are defenceless and can be an easy target for vandals but the malicious damage has been reported to the Barwon Local Area Command, who are reviewing close circuit television (CCTV) footage,” said Mrs Fisher.

Every case of tree vandalism costs ratepayers! Depending on the severity of the case, the cost to the community can be up to $1000 for investigation, signage, replacement and remediation every time it happens.

Tree vandalism is defined as; 'the unlawful destruction, damage or injury to trees and vegetation on community and private land; which includes poisoning, mowing, pruning, breaking limbs and branches, removal and ringbarking.

Three trees at Moree’s Anzac centennial park have been wilfully damaged – the matter is now in the hands of Police.