Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mdvaden

Examples of Tree Vandalism: have any to add?

Recommended Posts

mdvaden   

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.

 

Thanks

redwood_trunk_damage.jpg.1374e883613efc532347604b62b64306.jpg

Edited by mdvaden

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mdvaden   
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.

 

Thanks.

 

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mdvaden   

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

Get in touch

facebook feed

Recent tweets

×