Vandals chop up 23 more trees again!

One of 23 trees cut at their base hangs from its support along Meridian Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Monday morning, July 18, 2016.  The Chinese Fringe Trees were apparently targeted late last week.  (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

One of 23 trees cut at their base hangs from its support along Meridian Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Monday morning, July 18, 2016. The Chinese Fringe Trees were apparently targeted late last week. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

In a Friday’s Mecury News article:

“In what Berry calls the worst vandalism she’s ever seen, someone has targeted the trees along Meridian Avenue and Dry Creek Road by sawing off their trunks in the middle of the night. Berry said it appears the vandals used an electric saw to chop up more than a quarter mile strip of trees.”

To read the complete article click here.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Patrick Pizzo on August 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Terrible! But the thing that gets me is that its an OCF project and yet Oliverio says it will cost $25K to replace the trees?? Just last year, I coordinated a 29 tree planting at a local school and it cost $2.5K, with the holes augered and with a watering contract. Double the number of trees: 45 or so, and that would suggest $5K. How does the cost go up 5 times that?

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