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Dec 14, 2012 6:40 PM by Angela Douglas - Q2 News

Pioneer Park trees destroyed by hatchet-wielding vandal

BILLINGS - At least 10 trees were destroyed in Pioneer Park this week, after a vandal with a hatchet chopped off trunks and branches throughout the park.

According to the Billings Park, Recreation and Public Lands Department, the trunks of the trees were chopped off above ground and several evergreen trees were also completely destroyed. The vandal damaged several other trees by chopping and breaking off branches, as well as chipping away at the trunk.

The cost in damage is estimated to be at least $5,000.

If anyone has information related to this vandalism incident or witnesses other acts of vandalism in Pioneer Park or any other city park, contact the Billings Police Department at 657-8200 or the Billings Park, Recreation and Public Lands Department at 406-657-8371.

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