Beth Orton has come under fire for vandalising a tree in Joshua Tree, California for her new video.

The video for '1973' - which has since been taken offline - depicts the English singer spray-painting one of the iconic Joshua Trees of the Mojave Desert in various colours.

A petition by local residents was launched, demanding that she should apologise and make a donation to the Mojave Desert Landscape Trust to pay for the restoration of the tree.