Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission recently discovered that three pine trees, planted in Beebe Meadow for Arbor Day 2016 by Tenacre Country Day School students and the Department of Public Works, have been cut down without permission.
Quite the Mys-tree.
Here are the before…
…and after photos:
“The stumps are weathered, so our best guess is the vandalism took place sometime this summer or early this fall,” says Stephanie Hawkinson, who coordinates environmental education and outreach for the NRC.
DPW staff found the stumps during their pre-winter mow of the area, she says.
Naturally, it’s illegal to cut down trees on town-owned land, and it’s also not cool to dump trees and other debris on such property.
Keep in mind, too, that Christmas trees are available locally from such sources at Boy Scout Troop 185 in Wellesley.