Appeal for help about vandalised trees in Mount Waverley

 21 February 2019

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A spate of vandalism that has damaged street trees and trees on private property in Mount Waverley is being investigated by Victoria Police and Monash Council.

A total of 33 Council trees and 11 trees on private property have been cut or pruned without permission in a number of streets in Mount Waverley.

The areas that have been affected are Princetown Road, Park Lane, Woodstock Road, Sherwood Road, Virginia Street, Beverley Grove, Toirram Road, Dallas Street, Birralee Street, Stephensons Road, Kemp Avenue, and Meredith Street.

Monash Mayor Shane McCluskey called on anyone with any information about who may have carried out the senseless attack on the trees to speak to Victoria Police or Council.

“This is a beautiful area of Monash and it’s devastating to see the way these trees have been cut and the damage that has caused,” Cr McCluskey said.

“Unfortunately some of these trees cannot be saved and will have to be removed. We are working with the residents of the street so they can have a say in what the replacement tree is, based on the particular infrastructure and conditions of the area.

“Victoria Police have advised that CCTV of the attacks may be available so hopefully we will be able to find who carried out this wilful act.”

Media Contact: Jo Robertson 0418 391 979 or email Joanne.Robertson@monash.vic.gov.au

 

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