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Old 08-09-10   #1 (permalink)
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Examples of Tree Vandalism: have any to add?

Maybe you folks can lend a few leads to online information or articles about vandalism or abuse of noteworthy or landmark trees.

I've been assembling this page here related to that:

Trees: Protection, Secrecy, Abuse

Examples in other countries would be fine. I'd prefer to list examples from around the globe. Preferrably something online so I can link to an article or .pdf

So far, there are about 10 examples provided.

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Re: Examples of Tree Vandalism: have any to add?

These any good...?
treeblog - El Grande, Australia's largest tree, toppled

australias biggest tree burns - Google Search
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This could make an interesting thread.
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Actually, I'm looking for the intentional rather than the accidental.

But that's a very interesting blog post and photo. So I'm glad you posted.

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I don't have a website link but you could do a web search for details of the lone pine on One Tree Hill in Auckland, NZ. It was attacked twice by some nutcase with a chainsaw, the second time he got about half way through before the tree sat back on the saw. The guy was arrested but the tree couldn't be saved and was taken down a few years ago. It was an iconic land mark in Auckland but (and I might not have my facts correct here) it was a bit of a sore point with some local Maori. The tree hasn't yet been replaced due to arguments over what should be planted. Anyway, enough waffle. You could also do a search under the Maori name: Maungakiekie. Some of the other NZers on here might be able to help out or I do have the details somewhere for the guy that did all the reports and consultation for the removal.
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Useless info;The Pine tree is the one used for the name of the U2 song One Tree Hill (off the Joshua Tree)
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I don't have a website link but you could do a web search for details of the lone pine on One Tree Hill in Auckland, NZ. It was attacked twice by some nutcase with a chainsaw, the second time he got about half way through before the tree sat back on the saw. The guy was arrested but the tree couldn't be saved and was taken down a few years ago. It was an iconic land mark in Auckland but (and I might not have my facts correct here) it was a bit of a sore point with some local Maori. The tree hasn't yet been replaced due to arguments over what should be planted. Anyway, enough waffle. You could also do a search under the Maori name: Maungakiekie. Some of the other NZers on here might be able to help out or I do have the details somewhere for the guy that did all the reports and consultation for the removal.
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Yes, there were some online articles. One listed more links, several expired, but not all. And a 2010 article online outlines the basics, and also talked about replanting to come.

Was curious if the chainsaw ever did sell or fetch $5000 or more.
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Just got some clarification about the redwood I posted the photo of, at Lady Bird Johnson redwood grove.

The vandalism was not like 1968 to 1970. But in 1994, almost 26 years after the park was established.

And its not just that redwood that was damaged. Another one within 200 feet or so was cut about half way through, or more. Wind blew it over across Bald Hills Rd. damaging the information sign too.

So that situation was worse than I thought.
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