For the second year in a row, vandalism has taken place at an Armstrong trail.
Last year, wooden signage in the Rose Swanson Mountain trail parking area was torn down and burned by vandals.
More recently, a cedar tree holding a large, metal sign was cut down and the sign was stolen.
“Unfortunately, there have been too many instances of illegal logging, fires and vandalism in this well-loved and popular area,” local resident Beverley Peacock said.
The latest crime was reported to the Friends of Rose Swanson Ecosystem Society.
It’s suspected the incident took place about a week ago and judging by the cut marks, Peacock said the vandals were lucky to walk away unharmed.
“When their chainsaw cut halfway through the tree, it ‘barber-chaired’ and broke off a few feet above the cut. Even experienced fallers can be seriously injured or killed when this happens.”
The fallen cedar tree was left behind after the sign was removed.