Donors Replace Vandalized Park Trees

By Matt Baume
|  Thursday, Feb 10, 2011  |  Updated 9:15 AM PDT
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Donors Replace Vandalized Park Trees

YOUNGSEANG CHANG

Her name is April because I met her in April. I live on 3rd floor and she lives on tree at the same height as me. She will be a fully mom soon but not yet.She a partially mom. She was there last night while it was raining hard. The picture was taken in the morning after the rain was stopped today. She is there now. And she will be there until the babies come out from the egg and they can fly. I can see how it is hard being a mother from April. I will keep update her story. Name: Youngseang Chang Phone#: 224-636-3366 smiley.youngchang...

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It's a crime the rocked the city's normally placid world of public parks: repeated vandalism in Golden Gate Park that left trees severed and rose bushes dead.

The acts were concentrated near the Music Concourse, which today is slated to receive replacement plants courtesy of corporate donors, according to the Appeal. A ceremony will be held this morning to commemorate the re-planting.

Felled elms will be replaced with London plane trees, a species popular throughout the city due to its tolerance for urban conditions. The trees are expected to thrive despite compacted soil, dirty air, and windy conditions. They develop distinctive round seed pockets that birds and small mammals like to eat.

Vandals also completely trimmed numerous rose bushes, and chopped trees along Park Presidio. To date, the parties responsible have not been caught. A bounty of $2,000 was offered for leads.

All told, nearly fifty plants were killed during the crime wave, according to the Richmond Blog.

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