Bayside Council has moved swiftly to contain tree vandalism along the foreshore at Brighton-Le-Sands.
The council delivered two containers to the site this morning where trees were cut down with chainsaws last month.
The containers will carry signs as a permanent reminder that tree vandalism had taken place at the site.
Brighton-Le-Sands resident Evelyn, who did not want to give her last name, took photos of the containers as they were being unloaded by workmen around 10am this morning.
Bayside Council is offering a reward for information supplied to the police to achieve a conviction of persons who cut down foreshore trees.
The trees were near the intersection of The Grand Parade and Bruce Street, the vicinity of where about 12 trees were cut down last October.
Bayside Council general manager Meredith Wallce told last week's council meeting that she was looking at the possibility of installing a couple of containers at the site with signs pointing out the tree vandalism.
Using containers will be better than erecting fabric or plastic signs that could be removed, she said.
"I was almost jumping up and down with joy when the containers arrived," Evelyn said.
"It's really, really good to see something being done to point out tree vandalism," she said.
"We are very quick to complain about the council but when they do the right thing it's only right we give them praise.
"I think this sends a message to the community that protection of the environment is so important, particularly along the foreshore.
"Destroying trees leads to foreshore erosion which in turn will affect The Grand Parade.
"It's only when you get to a certain age that you see the environmental mistakes of the past impact the now."
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