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.
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
remove, 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 1.01.140