Thirty trees were destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates. - Submitted by the City of Parksville

Thirty trees destroyed in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates

Damage estimated at $30K; city says vandals intended to permanently ruin the trees

Extensive vandalism occurred during the weekend, damaging 30 trees located along a linear path in Parksville’s Cedar Ridge Estates.

The Oceanside RCMP, the City of Parksville’s bylaw compliance and parks staff were on site on Tuesday to assess the damage, estimated to be at minimum $30,000.

The vandalism was intended to permanently destroy the trees and would have taken considerable sustained effort by individuals to inflict this amount of damage. Ten trees were girdled or destroyed at the base of the tree and another 20 trees were significantly topped.

RELATED: Vandals strike in Parksville Community Park

The trees were planted with the first phase development of Cedar Ridge and were healthy fir and pine trees, about 25 to 30 feet in height. All 30 trees will now be removed.

City officials said “this targeted and senseless damage is unacceptable.”

Anyone with information on the destruction of the trees is asked to call the RCMP at 250-248-6111.

— NEWS staff, submitted

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Assessments needed before Parksville beach cleanup could get green light

Permits, reviews would cost city an estimated $164,000

Joint effort helps extinguish shop fire in Coombs

Firefighters quickly contain blaze that spread to nearby trees

Parksville’s Kurz runs 160 kilometres in less than 24 hours

Former Ballenas athlete raises more than $8,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

Island farmers concerned with Agricultural Land Reserve changes

Dozens voice concerns at special meeting in Nanoose Bay

Parksville resort fire caused by flammable gas used to extract oil from cannabis

Investigators detail reasons for explosion and blaze that destroyed building

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

30 years later: B.C. woman uses sidewalk chalk to reclaim site of her sexual assault

Vancouver woman didn’t think her powerful story, written in chalk, would ignite such support

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Most Read