Vandalized trees being replaced by community
Robert Deitz has begun the process of replacing the incense cedar trees that were cut down from his property.
The trees were cut down from Deitz’ Lotus Road property, with an estimated 20 trees reduced to stumps.
“Originally I thought some of my trees were taken,” Deitz wrote in an e-mail. “But after I collected them up to donate to a local Boy Scout Troop 95 for their tree lot fund raiser, I found trees were on top of each other in my ponds. Not a single tree was taken, they were cut down and thrown in my ponds and on the side of the road. Most were not even Christmas tree size — the smallest was around 12 inches high, four or five were only two to three feet high. They just cut them down to kill them. Larger ones that could not be carried were cut in two, the top half first then down to the base to kill the tree.”
The trees are now being replaced thanks to the kinds of the community, Deitz said, with three ...