We mourn tree 59, a Cox Orange Pippin apple located in Elthorne Waterside Centre, and lament the mindless actions of some persons who enjoyed this particularly beautiful nature spot, yet had nothing better to do than remove the stake, snap the tree off at the crafting joint and scatter the unripe fruit of tree 59.
To add insult to injury, the same bright sparks failed to set it alight.
A certain degree of vandalism was to be expected and so far we have been very lucky. We all hope that this might be a rare exception to the otherwise very positive feedback. We will of course replace this tree in the next planting season.