Man forced to pay £28k for chopping down a tree

Sarah Coles
felled tree
felled tree

Angelo Esposito, a 35-year-old property developer from Hartington Street, Handbridge, has been ordered to pay a total of more than £28,000 after destroying a Yew tree to make more space for parking at a property he owns in Chester.

So what did he do wrong, and does it really merit this sort of punishment?