Reports of senseless vandalism to trees and vegetation have increased during the latest lockdown period. Auckland Council staff are investigating numerous locations where trees have been felled, pruned or poisoned throughout the Auckland region with a greater concentration in coastal reserves. “Our coastal esplanade reserves… [are] public assets that help make Auckland such a desirable place to live. The deliberate and destructive vandalism is not on,” says David Stejskal, Regional Arborist & Ecological Manager. To report damage to trees on Council parks or reserves to please contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 or email: