A county council has apologised after trees were planted on a football pitch.
Aberdeenshire Council (Scotland) said the intention was to turn over part of the area for “biodiversity” – but talks would now be held with the community.
A spokeswoman said of the site: “Anecdotally it was rarely used. However it is clear now that the community were not engaged with this plan.
“There are full pitches immediately next to this area for community leisure use and the trees will remain on this site until we can come to an agreement with residents.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.”
On social media, people were quick to poke fun at the situation.
One person wrote: “Are they playing tree a side?”