A large Sycamore tree, nearly three-feet in diameter at the trunk, was being removed from Cedarhurst Elementary (611 S 132nd Street) Monday afternoon (April 8) after vandals cut into it over the weekend.
“I asked the crew why it was being removed and they said it was because a vandal came in at night and took a chainsaw to the base,” said BTB Reader Jody Blecksmith. “This created an unsafe condition and they believe it was enough to warrant removing the entire tree. This is a rather significant loss for Burien’s tree canopy cover.”
Here are photos Jody sent us showing the tree as it was being removed (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):
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As we learn more about this incident, we’ll update this post…

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