The trees are protected due to their age and historical significance. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jim Linwood
Authorities have been investigating a recent 'attack' on a number of protected 200-year-old trees.
The incident, which occurred at Koolunga House in Gorleston, England, saw an unknown individual drill holes in the trunks of eight protected trees before pouring a poisonous substance inside.
"It's a real mystery as to why anyone would want to do it," said council leader Graham Plant. "I don't know what their motive is, but they are doing it and it's got to stop."
Residents of the property have offered a monetary reward for information leading to the culprit's arrest.
"This is part of Gorleston's history, and it isn't just in Koolunga, there's been a 200-year-old beech tree that's been attacked at a neighbouring garden," said Plant.
"It's somebody who has got a motive and their reason for doing things, I don't care what they are, we will do what we can to protect those trees."
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