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'Mystery gardener' plants trees after dark

Posted on Friday, 24 March, 2017 | Comment icon 21 comments

Who is the mystery gardener ? Image Credit: Georges Seurat
An unknown individual in Stevenage, UK has been planting trees on a town green under cover of darkness.
Local residents were left perplexed after new trees started mysteriously appearing on Letchmore Green thanks to a secretive gardener who has been going to great lengths to remain anonymous.

"At the dead of night, some guerilla gardener planted first two, then a couple of weeks later another two, and then a further two, bringing the total at this point to six," said resident Matthew Barnard.

"It's been the talk of the area, with people asking each other if anyone knows who is responsible."

Fortunately, despite fears that the local council would object to the new additions, Councillor John Gardner was quick to reassure those living in the area that the trees would not be removed.

"We appreciate someone has spent time, effort and money in planting the trees and, as they are unlikely to cause problems and have been well received, they will remain where they are," he said.

The identity of the individual responsible for planting them however continues to remain a mystery.

Source: The Comet | Comments (21)

Tags: Gardener, Trees

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by godnodog on 26 March, 2017, 22:45
 I believe my post was ridiculous enough for people to realise it was a joke, seriously how can someone planting trees be a troublemaker? eheheheheh  
Comment icon #13 Posted by godnodog on 26 March, 2017, 22:48
I agree with you, pppffff   
Comment icon #14 Posted by sees on 26 March, 2017, 22:54
I am always amazed by what people get worked up about so I guess I have a more open mind about possibilities.
Comment icon #15 Posted by xxxdemonxxx on 27 March, 2017, 3:53
Plant 6 trees and become a hero. Imagine that.
Comment icon #16 Posted by cyclopes500 on 14 April, 2017, 20:17
I bet he's a dog owner.
Comment icon #17 Posted by The Silver Thong on 15 April, 2017, 2:03
 This could become a GROWING trend
Comment icon #18 Posted by Still Waters on 15 April, 2017, 20:44
It makes a pleasant change to read about someone who's adding something to the community, and not vandalising it. I think the trees are a nice touch, and it's good the council are leaving them where they are. The mystery person who planted them probably didn't want to be known for fear of prosecution. The laws are so strange nowadays people are scared to do anything.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 16 April, 2017, 8:46
Indeed, he's committing Trees-on!!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Captain Risky on 16 April, 2017, 21:06
How do I get this guy to mow my lawn?
Comment icon #21 Posted by freetoroam on 16 April, 2017, 21:10
Do not trust day they will come along and concrete the area to build a car park...

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