A boy destroys a famous tree – level 3

03-10-2023 07:00

A 16-year-old boy has been apprehended for allegedly committing vandalism when he deliberately toppled a renowned 300-year-old Sycamore Gap tree in Northumberland, England.

The tree, renowned for its appearance in the film ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, held immense significance for the local community and had endured countless seasons. The police suspect that the tree was expertly severed with a chainsaw. This act has left both locals and park authorities bewildered and disheartened. The National Trust plans to gather seeds and cuttings from the fallen tree to attempt regeneration, though it will never be the same.

The motive behind this action remains a mystery, leaving everyone searching for answers and grappling with a profound sense of loss.

Difficult words: apprehend (to arrest someone for a crime), motive (the reason why someone does something), profound (very great or intense).

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