One resident described the irreversible damage as "absolutely dreadful".
Residents in Ballymun have shared their outrage following irreversible damage to trees growing in Poppintree Park.
A picture of the damage was shared in the Tribute to old Ballymun Facebook group, and showed the tree lying on the pathway after being snapped at its trunk.
A local resident took to the group to share the image, and said: "Silver birch tree Poppintree Park this morning. Probably 5 years old, probably would have been there for two hundred years. Snapped in a couple of minutes- figure that out!"
There was outrage from residents who commented on the picture, with one saying that it was "absolutely dreadful".
Another added: "Growing up there I completely took all the green space we had around us for granted. Really is a lovely park, such a damned shame to see it being treated like that."
While one said: "No respect for the park whatsoever. Walking through it the other day with my 9 yr old. And in the trees there was a load of teenage lads drinking and god knows what else. In the playground there were loads more. My daughter wouldn't even go in because of them.Such a shame because its a lovely park."
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