Vandals strike community garden

Published 10:50am Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Updated 10:52am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Branches were snapped off about a dozen apple and cherry trees recently at the Lake Region Healthcare community garden, according to Fergus Falls police.

Six limbs were snapped off in the past couple days at the garden at 260 Kennedy Park Circle, and the vandalism was reported at about noon Monday.

Each tree is valued at about $40. The community garden grows produce for food shelf donations.

  • concerned

    same thing happens to my apple trees, it’s frustrating but that’s what deer like to do, it’s not right to blame this on vandals

  • kninepal

    It is deer, not vandals. I live in the area of the garden and the deer do it to all the small trees. Check out Kennedy park.

  • Frizzel

    Nom nom…. apple fed deer.

  • P. Carlson

    Just because they are deer does not mean they are not vandals. Shame on their mothers for not teaching them how to behave when in public or on private property. We must think of a proper punishment for these poor unfortunate hungry deer.

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