The N&N were one of the first organisations to comment on the destruction of the iconic sycamore tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall. Trustee Tim Wickens said:
I’m truly tearful having just seen the images and reporting on the world famous tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall apparently being deliberately felled last night.
If it transpires this was deliberate, it really is an outrageous and despicable act of vandalism that will shock people everywhere. It is beyond belief that anyone would consciously seek to destroy such a timeless symbol of the North East’s natural beauty and an icon of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. I would urge anyone with useful information to contact the Police immediately to help them find those responsible for this awful crime.
[Image courtesy of Wikipedia]
The N&N were also interviewed by Global Radio and the BBC.