A man has been ordered to pay more than £2,400 after he was caught vandalising a street tree in Tavistock Avenue, Perivale.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport, said:
“Ealing has a great reputation for being a leafy borough and it is appalling that anyone would take it upon themselves to damage a tree and ruin the street for their neighbours.
“We take all vandalism cases seriously and I hope that this case will discourage others from undertaking such reckless behaviour.”
Residents can report antisocial acts including fly-tipping and graffiti online on the council’s website: www.ealingcouncil.gov.uk.