I wish to for thank the Guardian and especially reporter Rachael Knowles for bringing to the attention of your readership the destruction of the memorial tree on Christchurch Green, Wanstead.
As a direct result and through the kindness of one of your readers who reported finding the tree to the Police I have ben able to recover the top eight feet length of the tree. It was found in Chaucer Road, Wanstead, some 150 metres from the park entrance.
The vandalism to this tree occurred between December 22-25 and I am asking your readers if they have any information however small regarding this vandalism to contact the Snaresbrook Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0208 721 2561, crime reference number JIRT00339696.
Thank you again for your help.