You’ve already heard about how someone had killed up to 200,000 honeybees by way of pesticides at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco, but according to the Chron, there’s more than one person going after the natural beauty of San Francisco. Another attacker or attackers, apparently, is killing off trees in Golden Gate Park. What is going on, people?
44 trees have been killed, the Chron reports, since mid-May in five separate attacks. The destruction primarily occurs via handsaw, although some trees have been either uprooted or stripped of bark at their base. Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse has seen the most recent attack with 14 young elms and one sycamore being sawed in two.
Unfortunately, there have been neither major leads nor suspected motives. And with attacks occurring so sporadically, it’s difficult to tell when, if ever, this destroyer of trees will be brought to justice.
If you have any information, feel free to contact SFPD’s anonymous tip line at (415) 731-2865. You can also text in anonymous tips. Text SFPD, then your tip to 8471411 (TIP411).