Vandalism in Fettercairn which has seen several young trees damaged has been described as “extremely usual” for the village by one community councillor.
The Mearns Community Council heard on Monday night that the affected trees Park View in the usually peaceful village.
Community Councillor Andy Hayes said: “The damage was done over the last two weekends. I spoke to some people in the area but nothing was heard and was probably done while it was dark.
“This is extremely unusual for Fettercairn.”
Police Scotland have said the incident wasn’t reported but can be by calling 101.