Vandals cut down trees in ‘picturesque’ walkway

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Brian Cosgrove, manager of the Lisnaskea Enterprise centre who oversees the Lough Head Walk stands beside DP52

A NUMBER of trees have been cut down in what has been described an ‘inconceivable’ act of vandalism.

Police are investigating after 15 silver birch and oak trees were cut down at the Lough Head Wildfowl Park in Lisnaskea over the last couple of weeks.


Brian Cosgrove, manager of the Lisnaskea Community Enterprise Centre, noted that there have been two separate incidents, one and the end of November, and a second just last week.

“I got word from a local man who walks there regularly. There were four trees done at that time, and I left it for a while,” explained Brian.

“But last Wednesday we got another person who walks it regularly in and he said that there’s been a lot more trees cut down.

“Initially I thought it was for firewood or fence posts – but I think it could be for Christmas logs.”

And, Brian noted that people in the local community have been left disappointed by the act, the trees having been planted in 2000.

“I couldn’t repeat some of the things that people are saying. It’s picturesque, it’s lovely, and for someone to come along and do that – inconceivable is putting it mildly.”

He added that while police have been formed, and notices have been put on trees in the area to warn people, it could happen again: “It’s isolated and people are doing it at night.”


Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously via the Crimestoppers number on 0845 600 8000.

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