THREE special cherry trees in Thornbury that were targeted by vandals have been replaced.

The trees were given to the town in 2021 as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project to commemorate Japan's relationship with the UK. 

Approximately 7,000 trees were planted in local schools, gardens and parks, including the three which were planted in Mundy Playing Fields. 

Unfortunately, trees were vandalised not long after they were planted. 

Thornbury Town Council have now replaced the trees following a planting ceremony last month. 

The event was attended by the Thornbury mayor James Murray, representatives from Thornbury in Bloom and Thornbury Town Council and the town council’s former tree warden, Judith Hurford. 

Cllr Murray said: “It was an honour to be part of this tree planting ceremony held on the Mundy playing fields.

“I can’t wait to see these beautiful cherry trees grow and flourish; they will certainly make the Mundy Playing Fields even more beautiful.”

Luke Hall MP said: “I was delighted to have helped secure more Sakura Cherry Blossom Trees for Thornbury, following the vandalism to the trees we planted previously. 
“The Sakura Cherry Tree link was something I was thrilled to introduce locally last year, and is a huge boost for tree-planting in our area.”