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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:21 PM

historic tree cut down by vandals






https://www.nhregister.com/metro/article/Historic-Door-Tree-in-Hamden-destroyed-14106420.php







HAMDEN — Vandals have destroyed a natural phenomenon in Hamden’s woods that had become an iconic landmark.

The “Door Tree,” named because one tree growing into another had made a doorway-like arch, was found Wednesday cut up and destroyed, according to the executive board of the Hamden Historical Society.

A supporter of the society contacted a board member Wednesday because they were concerned they couldn’t find the tree, the release said. When the board member went to visit the tree hours later, they found “the 150-year-old tree had been knocked down and cut into pieces with a chainsaw,” according to the release.

https://www.nhregister.com/metro/article/Historic-Door-Tree-in-Hamden-destroyed-14106420.php#photo-17876991

tree had been knocked down and cut into pieces with a chainsaw,” according to the release.

The society’s board doesn’t know exactly when the damage occurred.

“For many years it has been feared the tree would be the target of vandalism due to its remote location, in a small valley about fifty feet off New Road near Clark’s Pond,” the board said.

The Police Department and Regional Water Authority, which owns the land where the tree stood, have been notified and Mayor Curt B. Leng “expressed shock and anger when notified earlier today of the tree’s destruction,” the board said.

“Ted Norris, vice president of RWA Asset Management, has assured the historical society that RWA police, who work hand in hand with Hamden police, will investigate the destruction of the landmark and will aggressively seek to identify and prosecute those responsible,” the release said.

The tree was featured several times in Ripley’s “Believe it or Not,” and in Rachel Hartley’s “The History of Hamden Connecticut -1786-1959.”

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Reply historic tree cut down by vandals (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jul 21 OP
Control-Z Jul 21 #1
sinkingfeeling Jul 21 #2
MBS Jul 21 #23
Roy Rolling Jul 22 #25
miyazaki Jul 21 #3
nmgaucho Jul 21 #4
Karadeniz Jul 21 #5
GP6971 Jul 21 #6
Demonaut Jul 21 #7
elocs Jul 22 #37
Baitball Blogger Jul 21 #8
bdamomma Jul 21 #9
defacto7 Jul 21 #10
chowder66 Jul 22 #24
Duppers Jul 22 #26
Phoenix61 Jul 21 #11
Capt. America Jul 21 #12
bullwinkle428 Jul 21 #13
djg21 Jul 22 #31
misanthrope Jul 21 #14
First Speaker Jul 21 #15
UpInArms Jul 21 #16
lpbk2713 Jul 21 #17
Demovictory9 Jul 21 #19
George II Jul 21 #18
maxsolomon Jul 22 #35
Ilsa Jul 21 #20
Ford_Prefect Jul 21 #21
KT2000 Jul 21 #22
Duppers Jul 22 #27
pansypoo53219 Jul 22 #28
MFM008 Jul 22 #29
Nay Jul 22 #33
JDC Jul 22 #30
Submariner Jul 22 #32
Demovictory9 Jul 22 #36
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 22 #34
Dave Starsky Jul 22 #38
Blue_Tires Jul 23 #39

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:24 PM

1. This makes me sick

and disgusted. No other words right now.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:31 PM

2. Ditto.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:56 PM

23. Me too. Nt

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Response to MBS (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:05 AM

25. WTF is wrong with people?

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:37 PM

3. Dirty rotten bastards.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:40 PM

4. People suck

nm...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:41 PM

5. I hope the culprit is found...they often like to brag.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:42 PM

6. Went to college in Hamden

and saw it a couple of times. We live in sick times.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:43 PM

7. the work of "magats"

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:45 PM

37. But what if it wasn't? Evil is done by people and not exclusively by members of 1 political party.

Does anyone believe that no member of the Left has ever committed heinous acts?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:44 PM

8. How odd is that? Because we have two trees

Within walking distance where the same thing happened. Only the trees are too close together to form much of a door.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:45 PM

9. That is horrible

150 yr old tree getting chain sawed for no apparent reason, fucking assholes who did it.

Sickening absolutely sickening.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:57 PM

10. Humans have evolved the ability to do the most damage in the least amount of time

to the most successful lifeforms on the planet. What a special talent we have. We are a virus not an animal.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:33 AM

24. Perfectly said. nt

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:47 AM

26. We are evil!

Just viewed a suggested youtube of a poor young dog who'd had his 4 legs and tail cut off and was left to die. People who found him took him to a vet but they were unable to save him.

Beneath the video was this: "People are Evil."

I agree with a poster above, these evil, sick people are MAGAts types.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:59 PM

11. Just my opinion but find the local watering

hole and they’ll be there bragging about it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:00 PM

12. This is why we can't have nice things.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:03 PM

13. What's the over/under on the suspects having red hats, tiny dicks, and no brains?

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:56 AM

31. My first thought

Was that it was some drunken fraternity brothers or college kids from Quinnipiac University.

I grew up a few miles away and as a kid used to go fishing in Clark’s pond.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:18 PM

14. Yes, people can be pretty bad

Talk to a vet tech who has done work for animal shelters to get a good idea.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:26 PM

15. Check the power companies...

...they've been cutting down trees all over southern CT like Vandals the past few years, in the name of preventing power outages. I can't tell you how many lovely yards I've seen denuded of beautiful trees because of these people. On a slightly more serious note, I've walked past--and under--that tree many, many times. This is a damned shame. Hope they catch the assholes...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:30 PM

16. Stupid people have stupid ways

Assholes ...

I do also hope that the fine people of Hamden are just as upset about children in cages as they are about their tree.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:31 PM

17. Why go to so much trouble to do such damage?



Perverse minded mofos.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:42 PM

19. i know. they didnt want the wood

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:40 PM

18. It can't be restored like a building can be restored. Catch those *****s and throw them in jail.

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Response to George II (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:44 PM

35. They'd never get jail time for this.

Fines, probation.

Utterly senseless actions.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:44 PM

20. First look for someone without a soul. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:49 PM

21. Morans will be Morans...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:53 PM

22. the litter surrounding

the tree trunk tell the story.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:51 AM

27. Finger prints.

They'll be found.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:57 AM

28. years ago another asshole in WI set a fire in the biggest white pine in the sate + it fell.

hope this twerp gets caught.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 05:33 AM

29. This is why

They try to hide the locations of the worlds oldest trees.
People are assholes.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 08:25 AM

33. Exactly. There's always a contingent of slack-jawed morons whose only 'accomplishment'

is to destroy stuff and laugh their yuk-yuk-yuk laughs.

And as someone else has said, it's why we can't have nice things.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:39 AM

30. I'd to see who was bothered by/complained about the traffic to see the tree

We had some trees in our community cut down slowly over time recently. While not proven, the owner's of the house that now has a much better view of the lake is likely responsible.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 07:55 AM

32. Mobituaries by Mo Rocca just did a Podcast about the Alabama tree killer

who poisoned the Auburn University trees with herbicide in 2013.

Makes me wonder if the tree cutter was inspired by that story. Jerk.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:37 PM

36. Alabama Fan Explains Why He Poisoned Auburn Oak Trees

https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/03/07/auburn-harvey-updyke-toomers-corner-oak-trees

Alabama Fan Explains Why He Poisoned Auburn Oak Trees

An Alabama fan who poisoned Toomer’s Oak Trees at Auburn University opened up about why he did it, saying he just doesn't like the Crimson Tide's biggest rival.

Harvey Updyke, Jr. poisoned the 80-year-old trees in 2011 and was eventually busted after he called into the Paul Finebaum radio show admitting the crime. He also left a phone message to an Auburn professor saying he knew who poisoned the tree.

Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty to a Class C felony of criminal damage of an agricultural facility, was ordered to serve at least six months in jail, spend five years on supervised probation and ordered to pay $800,000 in restitution.

Updyke's probation recently ended allowing him to speak to t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 11:42 AM

34. you can exclude those who know how to fell a tree

These vandals probably learned from bad youtube videos. That's a botched job. Too bad it didn't barberchair enough to take their heads off.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:54 PM

38. I remember when some psycho poisoned Austin's Treaty Oak.

That was a huge deal. The whole state rallied around that one.

WTF is the matter with people?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:02 AM

39. Pinheads...

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