Bethel Park tree cut down after vandalism

Register-Guard - 07-19

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A 22-year-old tree in Bethel Park was cut down Thursday after vandals stripped the bark from its trunk, effectively killing it. Officials used the removal of the 25-foot tall green ash as an opportunity to educate youth and other members of the public about the importance of respecting and caring for flora in area parks. A city tree specialist also outlined how this particular type of vandalism is devastating for a tree.

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