Vandals have chopped down all the trees at an historic far south coast New South Wales cemetery.

The Eurobodalla Shire Council said around 30 native trees had been cut down and left where they fell at Mogo Cemetery.

The shire's public and environmental health coordinator, Nathan Ladmore, said Mogo residents reported the damage yesterday.

A council spokeswoman said rangers had since installed video surveillance at the site, however they had acknowledged it was unlikely the culprit or culprits would return.

The cemetery is located about one kilometre south of Mogo village and home to about 100 graves. The earliest grave dates from 1858, while there are many Aboriginal people and local pioneering families buried at the site.

The council has called on anyone with information about the destruction of the trees to phone 4474 1000.


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