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City of Kelowna seeks public’s help after ‘senseless’ tree poisonings – Okanagan
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City of Kelowna seeks public’s help after ‘senseless’ tree poisonings – Okanagan

The City of Kelowna is seeing the public’s help to solve a rash of tree vandalism — instances it believes were intentional poisoning of trees. According to the city, a large elm tree at 900 Manhattan Drive, near downtown Kelowna, had to be cut down after it died because of poisoning.It also claims an aspen tree in the Kuipers Peak neighbourhood was poisoned, and that seven nearby aspens with connected root systems also died. Read more: Central Okanagan’s crime rate up 10% in 2021 “These intentional acts of harm to our trees are really tragic and senseless,” said Tara Bergeson, an urban forestry technician with the City of Kelowna.“With all the benefits that trees provide our city, the big question when it comes to tree vandalism is ‘Why?’ The elm on Manhatta...