An investigation is underway after around 200 trees were cut down in Blackwood.
The remains of the veteran hedgerow beech trees were recently discovered in what's being described as a serious case of illegal tree-felling.
Officers from Natural Resources Wales said the quantity of trees would have required a felling licence, which has not been granted. They are now investigating.
This is a devastating case which will have a terrible impact on the local environment and no doubt be very upsetting for local people. These trees would have been around 150-200 years old and would have provided valuable habitat for wildlife. We continue to investigate how this felling has happened, and will take the necessary action against those responsible.