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The drilled holes are marked on the protected pine tree's.
Police have launched an investigation after two mature trees were drilled into and poisoned by an unscrupulous homeowner in order to improve their sea view.
Residents in the picturesque West Cliff area of Bournemouth, Dorset, were furious after they discovered the sophisticated attempt to kill off the pair of 30ft Scots pines.
They believe the trees have been deliberately poisoned so they will have to be felled, giving a better view of Poole Bay from luxury flats overlooking the cliff and leading to an increase in the value of the property.
Police and council officials are now investigating the criminal damage which has involved someone making numerous drill holes deep into the trunks of the two trees to pour in poisonous chemicals.