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Friday, July 23, 2010

Tree-Killer Loose in Golden Gate Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM

click to enlarge The Lorax now speaks for fewer trees
  • The Lorax now speaks for fewer trees
The city's pickings for its forthcoming "landmark tree tour" has gotten a bit slimmer.  An unknown vandal or vandals has systematically slaughtered 44 trees in Golden Gate Park -- for no obvious reason.

The Chronicle reports that 15 young trees were discovered sawed in half on Wednesday. This comes on the heels of some 29 other trees being sawed, pulled from the ground, or stripped of their bark in five other attacks since May.

The spate of killings has left park-goers outraged, and led Recreation and Park Department head Phil Ginsburg to decry it as "The epitome of people behaving badly in the park."

Er, Phil? Might want to rethink that epitome.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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