If you look at the photograph below you will see the horrific damage that has been done to a tree in Lightwoods Park. It is thought that this may have been done by a dog, let off the leash by a totally irresponsible owner and then the dog rakes and bites/peels the bark off the trees. One particularly aggressive dog was witnessed doing this not long ago and if it continues it will have devastating consequences.
There are a large number of historic trees in the park and this could result in damage to the point that they may need to be felled or have emergency treatment to make them safe – missing bark will result in rot.
The police and wardens have been alerted! But if you see anyone with a dog allowing it to cause this sort of damage, could you please notify Cherie O'Sullivan via firstname.lastname@example.org or ring her on 0121 569 4740