Surveillance stepped up at Sheffield cemetery after trees mysteriously hacked down

Surveillance is being stepped up at a Sheffield cemetery after a number of trees were mysteriously hacked down.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:23 pm

Walkers contacted the Sheffield Council after discovering the stumps of several newly-felled trees at Wardsend Cemetery in Owlerton.

The council said it did not know who was responsible but would be monitoring the area for further incidents.

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Wardsend Cemetery

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet cember for culture, parks and leisure, said: “This was not carried out or approved by any department within Sheffield City Council, and does not appear to have been completed by a professional forestry officer or arborist.

"We do not have any evidence to suggest who may have taken the trees down but we will monitor the area for further incidents. One of our rangers will visit the site to neaten up the damaged stems and make sure they are safe for passers-by.

"We ask anyone who witnesses this type of activity to report it to our parks and countryside service on 0114 2500500 or at [email protected]