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Appeal for help to find those Responsible for Damage to Tree at Rea Brook LNR

Appeal for help to find those Responsible for Damage to Tree at Rea Brook LNR

Staff from Shrewsbury Town Council’s Countryside and Greenspace team are asking members of the public for help in identifying those responsible for damage to one of their trees in a Nature Reserve.

An established field maple tree in the Rea Brook Local Nature Reserve has been cut back in such a way that the tree could sustain further damage.

Jim Goldsmith, countryside and greenspace manager for the Town Council, said: “The field maple has been poorly pruned, which may leave it open to fungal or bacterial colonisation.

“We are asking for the public’s help in identifying who carried out this work, which we believe happened some time this month [August]. The work was undertaken over a public right of way within the boundary of the Town Council’s Rea Brook Local Nature Reserve behind Summit Close.

“If a tree surgeon has been employed to carry out this work, any van used could well have been parked in either Summit Close or along White Hart

“If anyone has seen anything, please get in touch with either the Town Council or via West Mercia Police, quoting Crime Number 22/84200/22.”

Anyone wanting to get in touch with the Town Council, can e-mail Jim Goldsmith at and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The cost of the remedial works to try and save the tree will be undertaken at Shrewsbury Town Council’s expense.


Published: 30 August 2022