This is the second tree, planted by local Primary School pupils, that has been vandalised at Aldridge Rec !
These young pupils had named all their trees and check on them regularly, which is how we know that we have lost two! They have found this very upsetting and taken the loss of ‘their trees’ very personally.
Thankfully this does not happen that often and BTFL find this mindless vandalism very frustrating- as well as a waste of the funds, kindly provided by one of our sponsors, but it wont stop us planting in challenging areas and trying to encourage local people to take ownership of these sites. Part of our remit with schools is to help pupils to understand the value of trees and to appreciate them. The good news is that, generally, we are very successful!