Young trees vandalized at Vancouver's Langara Golf Course

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      Vandals have destroyed trees at the Langara Golf Course.

      The Vancouver board of parks and recreation announced that up to 50 young trees were damaged, their tops sawed off.

      These are sequoia, west coast cedar, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, and alder.

      “The trees, which provide protection from errant golf balls to people walking the trails at Langara, as well as shade and habitat for birds and animals, are unlikely to recover from the damage and will have to be replaced,” the park board stated in a media advisory Wednesday (January 30).

      According to the board, most of destruction “occurred over the past four weeks”.

      The vandalism followed the discovery on January 3 of damaged trees at Spanish Banks. The tops were off from eight trees at the foot of Tolmie Street.