July 25, 2013

Apple tree saplings stolen from Bath park

City Arborist Tom Hoerth says the first five saplings he planted were stolen within days. So he planted six more. Those were taken too.

The Associated Press

BATH — Police in Bath are investigating the theft of 11 apple tree saplings from a public park.

The thefts occurred last month at the 10-acre South End Park along the Kennebec River.

The trees were planted with help from an $8,000 grant from the state under the Project Canopy urban forestry mission.

City Arborist Tom Hoerth tells The Times Record the first five saplings he planted were stolen within days. So he planted six more. Those were taken too.

The trees were only an inch in diameter, making it easy for them to be removed. Larger trees were not stolen.

He says the stolen trees are worth a total of about $550.

Anyone with information is urged to call Bath police.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)