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Campers deface trees on Kindley Field Road

Some Cup Match campers were criticised by the Parks Department for spray painting trees on Kindley Field Road in an effort to reserve their spots.

Earlier this week, The Royal Gazette was contacted by a member of the public, who expressed concern about the paint.

“Nearly every tree on the east end of Kindley Field Road has spray paint on it,” she said. “Last year it was bad, but this year is worse than ever. And, it doesn't ever fade away.

“If someone were to spray paint a public building, I am sure that he/she would be held accountable.

“What would happen if someone painted a tree in the Botanical Gardens? Why not public park palm trees?”

A spokesman for the Parks Department appealed for the public to refrain from painting trees and grass at camping sites around the Island.

“The Department was alerted to coconut palms that had been spray painted on Kindley Field Road in St George's by members of the public marking their camping spots for the holiday weekend,” he said.

“To deface the palms is not only unsightly but also potentially damaging to the environment.”

Photo by Mark Tatem Members of the public have painted on trees to mark camping spots along Kindley Field Road. A Parks Department spokesperson was critical of the practice, explaining that to deface the palms is not only “unsightly” but also potentially damaging to the environment.

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Published August 03, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 03, 2013 at 1:12 am)

Campers deface trees on Kindley Field Road

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