|Vandals damaged nearly|
a dozen trees overnight.
"Hawk Eye Steve" went on to explain how he himself decided to remove the broken branches off the streetscape trees. While "Hawk Eye Steve's" intentions may have been all well and good, the way he went about it is all wrong.
As I went to inspect the trees this morning, as I did when the City of Chicago/RPBA/Alderman's office did the "official project sign-off walk-through" about year ago, I notice "Hawk Eye Steve" must've used some dull saw to cut through a few of the broken branches, further damaging a few of the trees.
If "Hawk Eye Steve" wants to hack away on trees that's on his own property, I'm all good with that. But not the streetscape trees. Trees that cost the tax-payers lots of money. That's what the professionals at the Dept. of Forestry are for.
You think if "Hawk Eye Steve" knew these trees cost the tax-payers upwards to a couple thousand dollars a piece, he'd be hacking away with a butter knife on them?
|What did the camera see?|
With any luck the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Glenwood Bar will work together to see if the security camera mounted above - and pointed at a few of these trees, will reveal who the tree vandal is.
What needs to be done is find out who did this expensive damage to the streetscape trees and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
And if one of these trees that "Hawk Eye Steve" hacked into, dies, he should be on the hook for some of the cost, too.