"What has happened impacts on the whole community. It punishes everybody just because of the greedy actions of a few." said nearby resident and Greens Councillor Mithra Cox.
Cr Cox said the fines were significant for destruction on such a scale and if anyone has any information that leads to a prosecution, that would send out the message that such vandalism is not okay and will not be tolerated by the community.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has vowed to find those responsible for poisoning at least 10 Norfolk Island Pine trees in Towradgi.