The top of eight trees has been cut off illegally on Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver in recent days and the police have begun a search to find those responsible.
“They cut from 60 cm to 2 m. These trees are now damaged and will never develop fully, “says Howard Norman, the city’s director of parks. Especially since they bring shade in the summer and protect the lawns from the sand.
One of the cut-out trees on the Spanish Banks beach Photo: Radio-Canada / Richard Grundy
“We will go to the end of this case so that the person or persons responsible are punished by law,” says Norman. These are not personal trees. They belong to the city.
The Parks Commission suspects that the culprit is a neighborhood resident who wants a clear view.