Residents were left puzzled after a ‘beautiful’ row of lime trees was ‘destroyed’ without warning.
The trees, in Marlborough Road, Queens Park, in Bedford, provided shade for walkers and lined the pavement outside a nursery school.
Mrs Wicksteed, who lives on the same street, said: “The pride of Queens Park no longer exisits, never to return. This row of lime trees has been slaughtered. They were greatly admired and it is a shame they were destroyed.”
A spokeswoman for Debbie’s Day Care, which shares a perimeter with the trees, said though they are not repsonsible for the trees, staff were forced to take action because the trees werebecoming ‘uncontrollable’ and residents had complained about their sticky sap.
Bedford Borough Council maintains it is not responsible for the trees.