Police in Nelson are searching for a man who cut down a large tree at a popular playground in the city.
Witnesses say they saw a man chainsawing the tree at Tahunanui Beach at 7.30am on 9 February. He then drove off from the Lions playground with the tree in his vehicle.
It is believed a number of people were exercising in the area at that time and police are asking for them to come forward.
The tree-feller is described as tall, aged between 25 and 35, and driving an older model red ute in rough condition.