A BENLLECH resident is appealing for help after a number of mature trees were felled in a popular Anglesey beauty spot.

Mature 80ft - 100ft ash and sycamore trees were “mysteriously” cut down in a woodland area of Benllech known as the ‘Dell.’

The idyllic spot, in an area understood to be common land, is at the back of the Fern Hill estate, and is home to red squirrels, bluebells, wild garlic and the Afon y Marchogion.

Robert Wilcock, of Lon Farchog, is appealing for help to protect the Dell, and is calling for residents to form a tree watch scheme and asking for volunteers to join him and his neighbours to tidy up the area.

Many of the trunks of the felled trees have been randomly dumped into the stream, and there is evidence that someone has been trying to split them into logs, leaving a splitter tool in place.

Mr Wilcock, who has lived in Benllech for seven years, was formerly employed as a council landscape gardener in Lancashire.

“I know about tree work, and this is not the work of a professional,” he said.

“Whoever did this, has made a terrible mess, they have dumped the logs in the stream, and all the branches of the trees are just left lying around.

“It just looks awful and is spoiling the natural beauty of the Dell, which is magical. It is a lovely, woodland spot, and it needs protecting.

“We need to get a group together to look after it. Whoever has done this, needs to know they can’t just go around doing things like this.

“We know one woman asked for some branches to be cut back to let light in, but this is on a whole different scale

“I have contacted Anglesey council, and they say it wasn’t done by them and they don’t know who has done it, they don’t own the land, it is deemed common land.

“We need to stop whoever is doing this. It is a complete mystery. It happened sometime before Easter.

Anyone interested in joining Mr Wilcock to form a Dell protection/clean up group please contact him on 07544 570433.