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Tree vandals cut down 26 Colorado Springs trees, cost city $13,000

June 4, 2018 Updated: June 5, 2018 at 6:28 am
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A vandal has chopped down 26 saplings in Memorial Park, for a $13,000 loss, Colorado Springs police reported. (Photo by Lisa Walton, The Gazette)

A vandal has chopped down 26 saplings on streets near Memorial Park, for a $13,000 loss, Colorado Springs police reported.

First the culprit cut down six of the small trees last week near South Union Boulevard and South Parkside Drive, Interim City Forester Dennis Will said.

Then the culprit returned to sever 20 more saplings between 5 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

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