Over the weekend, vandals cut down five trees on the strip of land between Columbia Road and Day Boulevard (aka the greenie) between L and M Street. According to State police, a hand saw was used to cut the trees and was found at the scene. Police are investigating the case and it is considered a felony crime. The person responsible could be charged with malicious destruction of property.
If you have any information regarding this situation, you are urged to call the Massachusetts State Police H-6 Old Colony Division at 617-740-7710.
DCR does plan on replacing the trees.
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If these trees were cut for a better view of the beach, I will bet that there will be tension between long term residents in this neighborhood and those who are not.
I honestly don’t think this is a yuppie-townie issue. However, I’m stumped as far as suggesting an alternative. I’d go out on a limb and recommend some of the shady neighbors. It’s shame the vandal couldn’t leaf the trees alone, but hopefully the police and DCR get to the root of the issue.
No one who lives across the street from the trees cut them down. Furthermore everyone who lives across the street from the trees, is a long term Southie resident. This was my grandparents house. My husband (who was born and raised in South Boston) renovated it. No people from out of town live in any of these homes, people just assume that. People have some wild imaginations!
A saw was left…were fingerprints on it? It is 2014, shouldn’t be hard to trace.