Vandals damage trees at Scott Reserve

April 26, 2017

Broken: Members of the Scott Oval Committee of Management were disappointed to discover vandals had snapped a number of saplings.

Members of a local recreation reserve committee were disappointed to discover vandals had trashed a number of trees growing in the grounds last week.

Dozens of young trees had been snapped in half or stripped of their branches, some completely destroyed.

Scott Reserve Committee of Management chair Elizabeth DeMaria said they believed the vandals had attacked the trees sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, when the damage was discovered.

Mrs DeMaria said the trees had been planted for about 12 months, and the damage caused was about $4000.

‘‘It’s really disappointing for us, it’s something members have worked hard on,’’ she said.

‘‘Volunteers helped plant them and water them over the summer months and some of them had grown quite tall.’’

It’s understood about 21 trees were damaged in the attack.

Mrs DeMaria said the incident had been reported to the police, and anyone with information should phone Cobram Police on 58711977.

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