Arson is suspected in a fire that damaged a number of pine trees at Bell Block's Hickford Park on Monday morning.
An area of about 50 square metres of 10-year-old pines were burnt and several will have to be removed by the end of the week.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the park on Monday morning is asked to contact police.
- Taranaki Daily News
Testing drugs on animals is:Related story: Animal tests 'key' to brain disease cures