Visiting my daughter, a new resident of Whitley Bay, I have been impressed by the tree-lined streets.
I was, however, horrified to see relatively newly planted trees being strangled by unattended tree support ties.
I have taken the liberty of cutting ties on a tree in Balmoral Gardens, revealing a half inch depression around the tree.
I have e-mailed the council. If you want to keep your new trees they need attention.