Vandals attempted to chop down a 6 year old crabapple tree on the median at Washington Avenue and Lewis Street. The tree was damaged beyond repair. It was hacked through almost halfway. It appeared that the vandals were interrupted in the task. There was an axe left at the scene which was discovered by Carl and Anne Little of Tree Fredericksburg on Saturday morning at 10 am.
A large Willow Oak tree was felled by an axe last week during the evening of August 26th. It was reported to the police in the morning by neighbors on Wednesday, August 27th. The value of the Willow Oak tree was in excess of $1000, which makes the vandalism a felony.
Tree Fredericksburg is offering a reward of $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Any information should be reported to the Fredericksburg Police Department at 540 373-3122.