One of the apple trees vandalised at Horsted Green Park.

Park trees vandalised – and mystery over switched plants

Vandals have snapped branches of apple trees planted at the new Horsted Green Park in Uckfield.

Wealden Council says the trees were planted a few years ago and were doing well. If they have to be replaced it could cost £20,000.

The police have been informed.

• Horsted Green Park is to the south of Uckfield and has been developed as ‘Suitable Alternative Green Space’ to meet planning requirements to protect Ashdown Forest from increased visitor use as new homes are built in the district.

Established plants swapped for tiny geraniums

Brighter Uckfield, the voluntary group that keeps Uckfield tidy and brings colour to the town by planting flowers, is baffled after discovering its carefully chosen plants have been swapped for tiny geraniums.

The group says on its Facebook page that one of its volunteers went to water a planter near the Meads Surgery only to find that all of its carefully selected and planted perennial plants and some of its red geraniums have been removed and straight rows of many tiny geraniums put in.

“We really want to know who has done this. Please share this far and wide, these planters are maintained and paid for from our limited funds, and a great deal of time and thought has gone into their planting.”


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