City of Vincent forced to spend thousands replacing vandalised Oxford St trees

The damaged trees. Picture: John Carey/Twitter
The damaged trees. Picture: John Carey/Twitter

THE City of Vincent has spent $4000 to replace seven damaged trees along Oxford Street in Leederville.

The 2m tall trees were snapped in half about half a metre off the ground between 9am September 20 and 7am September 21.

They were replaced on September 29 with the same species.

Vincent chief executive Len Kosova said the incident was reported to police.

“This was a senseless act of vandalism and is disappointing considering the trees had established so well this winter,” he said.

Mayor John Carey tweeted about the incident, calling it “bloody disgraceful”.