Vandals set fire to large oak tree in Gonerby Hill Foot

This large oak was set on fire in Gonerby Hill Foot.
This large oak was set on fire in Gonerby Hill Foot.

A woman from Gonerby Hill Foot says she is horrified after finding vandals had set fire to a large oak tree.

The base of the tree, in fields between the village and the railway line, has clearly been set alight,

Vandals set fire to the base of this large oak in Gonerby Hill Foot.

Vandals set fire to the base of this large oak in Gonerby Hill Foot.

Resident Rona Hallam sent pictures to the Journal of the damage to the tree.

Rona said: “To try to set fire to probably the biggest tree in the area is a senseless act of pointless vandalism. We pass it on dog walks. It’s the only really big oak tree in the area.”

Rona also said it appeared they had set GCSE papers alight nearby.