The tree shown below was damaged sometime within the last 24 hours on the 400 block of Locust Street. A witness, who was sweeping up the sidewalk, said a dog clawed and gnawed at the tree bark, causing the damage. The photos below show scratch marks and torn bark on the tree, and shavings of bark lying in the mulch. According to the witness, the dog was not tied to the tree. The animal reportedly belongs to new tenants in one of the apartments in the neighborhood.
The photos below show a broken tree in Locust Street Park. According to Facebook comments, the tree was probably damaged over the weekend. The close-up photos (#2 and 3) show that the tree was broken and then twisted, suggesting that it was intentionally damaged.