Ok, full disclosure. My mum is a full blown Geordie. I’m married into a very proud family of people from County Durham. I do feel this personally and have been there, so understand the emotional ties to the area. This isn’t just cutting down a tree, it’s an act of absolute twattishness and I refuse to reduce it to just a mindless act. I genuinely feel it’s reflective of a complete and utter disregard for our heritage as a country and symptomatic of our apathy towards things that should be important to us.Am I the only one who thinks people should get some perspective? Yes, whoever did this is a bellend of the highest order, but it's a 300 year old sycamore not the Notre Dame cathedral!