UPDATED: Three trees vandalized, removed from Provost Street

John Brannen
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NEW GLASGOW – Downtown New Glasgow was a little less green Wednesday morning. 

At least three trees planted along Provost Street were vandalized late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, New Glasgow Regional Police said.

The trees were snapped in half and while one appeared to be dead before it was vandalized, the others, however, were leafy green.

By mid-morning yesterday, the remaining sections of the trees were cut and removed. The Town of New Glasgow said they hope to replace the vandalized trees.

“We are definitely looking at replacing the trees that have been damaged by this senseless, random act of vandalism and determining the costs associated with doing so,” said New Glasgow communications director Kim Dickson. “It is extremely disappointing that any individual or individuals would choose to destroy valuable community assets that belong to the people of New Glasgow.”

Dickson noted that urban forestry adds to the value of a community through protecting the environment, creating a better quality of life, beautifying community-gathering spaces and facilitating tourism and economic development.

Police are continuing to investigate. If you have any information about this vandalism, please call New Glasgow Regional Police (902) 752-1941 or Crime Stoppers.

 

john.brannen@ngnews.ca

On Twitter: @NGNewsJohn 

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