A group of residents came together to express their anger after a row of trees was cut down in North Glasgow.

Members of the Wyndford Residents Union claim it was "unnecessary and crass" to get rid of five mature trees, which grew near the Wyndford tower blocks, due to be brought down by Wheatley Homes.

During a protest, locals demanded an environmental impact assessment, which the company claims is not warranted for the development at 151, 171, 191 and 120 Wyndford Road.

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Nick Durie, of the group, said: "They were mature trees, planted in the 1960s.

"On Tuesday evening, we placed a tribute to the trees and raised awareness of this environmental vandalism.

"There were five lime trees. Everyone feels it is unnecessary and crass."

The Wheatley Group has confirmed that the felling of the trees will allow them to erect a fence around the demolition site.

A planning application was approved by Glasgow City Council in late August to install the hoarding.

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Glasgow Times: The trees before being cut downThe trees before being cut down (Image: Supplied)

Glasgow Times: The area after the removalThe area after the removal (Image: Supplied)

A Wheatley Homes Glasgow spokesperson said: “Health and safety is always our top priority while we carry out major regeneration work.

“We removed some trees to allow us to fit a security fence around the block in preparation for the demolition work beginning.

“We’ll plant new trees to replace any we have to remove.”