Trespasser chops down fruit trees at Sheffield primary school

A Sheffield primary school has appealed for information after a trespasser destroyed its fruit trees.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 7:44 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 1:06 pm

Hallam Primary School reported on Wednesday that it had called police after a number of fruit trees on a footpath at the bottom end of its grounds were chopped down at the trunk, meaning they are unlikely to bear fruit again.

“We are really cross and upset that the trees, which were planted by all members of the school community have been destroyed in this way,” said the school, which is on Hallam Grange Crescent.

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The trunks of fruit trees which were chopped down at Hallam Primary School (pic: Hallam Primary School)

“They were bought with money raised by our families through the PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association), and our children use them on a regular basis as part of our outdoor learning activities. I'm sure you will agree that for someone to do this is totally unacceptable.”

A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise £300 for new fruit trees. To donate, visit