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Park Board replacing vandalized trees

January 26 2015

The Vancouver Park Board is planting 17 young Princeton Gold Maples to replace trees that were reduced to stumps in the middle of the night by an unknown person.

The maples at West 29th Avenue were cut at about 50 centimetres above the ground on January 6, 2015, probably by a fine-bladed power saw. The trees had been planted by the Park Board in November 2010.

Replacing the trees

New trees were being planted on Monday, January 26 to replace the 17 trees that were lost. It will cost nearly $10,000 to replace the trees, which includes clean up and prepping the site for the new trees.

Help with the police investigation

The matter is still under investigation, and a multi-lingual leaflet was delivered to nearby homes last week appealing for assistance in catching the perpetrator.

If you have any information about the crime, contact the Vancouver Police Department at:

  • 604-717-3321 (Quote file # VA15-3826)

Tree replanting supports Urban Forest Strategy

The tree replanting supports the City’s Urban Forest Strategy, which provides tools for growing and maintaining a healthy, resilient urban forest for future generations.

Learn more about the urban forest strategy

Urban forest strategy

Urban Forest Strategy

Vancouver's Urban Forest Strategy provides tools for growing and maintaining a healthy, resilient urban forest for future generations.