Dozens of Trees Vandalized in Northwest DC

View Comments ()



    The DC Department of Urban Forrestry is working to find out what happened to dozens of trees in DC's Bloomingdale neighborhood, vandalized with deep, round marks. (Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014)

    Officials say the vandalism of dozens of trees in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to replace.

    According to Josh Thomas with Urban Forestry, more than 100 trees in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood have been "marked" with deep circles, possibly with some kind of tool.

    The lacerations could be deep enough to kill the trees, especially with high winds, which could cost thousands of dollars to replace.

    If you have any information on the vandalism, you're asked to call 311. D.C. Police will canvass the neighborhood Wednesday for information.