Vandal cuts down 30 cherry blossom trees in Chiba
Police in Chiba said Friday they are looking for the person or persons responsible for cutting down 30 cherry blossom trees in the city’s Chuo Ward.
The vandalism was reported by an NPO which said that sometime last week, the trees were cut down by a saw. TV Asahi reported that the majority of the trees had been planted by children along the path of a river seven years ago.
Police said that young Yoshino cherry trees, which had grown to have trunks of around 10 cm in diameter, were among those vandalized.