Police are calling on witnesses to come forward after a number of trees were chopped just months after they were planted.

Ten trees were felled by vandals in Walmer Road, Seaford, last week with officers investigating who was behind the "mindless" act.

East Sussex County Council, which planted the trees just eight months ago, said it would not replace them over fears the vandals could strike again.

The Argus: The trees line the pavementThe trees line the pavement (Image: Supplied)

The debris was left alongside the trees on the grass verge.

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The trees were planted with the Local Authority Treescapes Fund which allows local governments to plant trees in non-woodland areas - such as at the roadside - in January and February this year.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Police have received a report of damage to trees in Walmer Road, Seaford. The damage was caused overnight between October 10 to October 11.

"Witnesses or anyone with relevant information such as CCTV or mobile phone footage can report it to Sussex Police online, quoting serial 28 of 12/10."