An oak tree thought to be hundreds of years old has been vandalised at Bank Gardens in Stroud.
The lewd act of vandalism shows a phallic image, which has caused upset amongst nearby residents.
Annabell Walker was horrified when she spotted the vandalism near her home on Lansdown Road, she said: “It’s just a shame that someone would do that. I’ve come home to see that from my flat, but primarily find it rather sad that someone would vandalise such a prominent tree of that age and think it’s ok. I was told it was a Holm oak and probably been there before it was made a park.”