Barking mad

Story by Danielle Fortier and Spencer Barnes Photo by Spencer Barnes

Recently trees have been vandalised in Burngreave Cemetery. The trunks have been viciously chewed by dogs.

The outer part of the trunk carries the tree’s food, made by the leaves, back to the root. Without it the roots die and one of our trees has now been served a death sentence. The leaves are already drooping.

The owners seem to have been encouraging their dogs to attack these trees. Some local people believe the dogs are being trained for illegal dog fighting – so it is a crime not just for the trees but for animals too. Some bite marks indicate that it is a large dog that is responsible.

Burngreave Cemetery is the largest green space in Burngreave and a fantastic community resource. It is a place of peace and tranquillity that local people love. Please be vigilant for any vandalism of any sort, particularly that involving our lovely trees and report any information to the police by calling 101.

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