Hatchet damage to at least 14 trees!

Since just before Thanksgiving, there have been a rash of hatchet cuttings to at least 14 trees in the park, including one Sequoia, 12 Douglas firs and 1 Birch tree.  Hopefully the trees will heal themselves, but these wounds could be entry points for disease.

SequoiaPlease keep you eye open for any suspicious behavior – You can help by reporting
anyone you witness vandalizing any of the trees or shrubs in this park.

Call a park ranger: 503-823-1637


Vandalism to vegetation is not only destructive, but illegal. City Auditor’s Office Chapter 20.12.100: “No person shall
Tree-4remove, destroy, break, injure, mutilate, or deface in any way in any Park any tree, shrub, fern, plant, flower, or other
vegetation without a permit” … Any person convicted of such vandalism will be “punished by a fine of not more than
$500, or by imprisonment for a period of not more than 6 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment… “
City Auditor’s Office Chapter 1.01.140Tree-6