American Fork officials are asking parents to educate their children against vandalizing trees after two were found damaged in a park.
“(W)e could sure use your help protecting our trees,” the city wrote in a Facebook post.
The vandalized trees were in Meadowview Park, a small park in a subdivision off of 450 North.
The nearest major intersection is NW State Street and 900 West.
“There is a good chance these ones will die, as others have in the city,” the post read.
The trees are valued at about $250, and other tree vandalism has happened other times in the recent past. Children may not know the lasting damage of tearing off branches, for example, so the city is hoping parents spread the message.
American Fork has a population of about 32,500.
NOTE: KUTV was originally told one of the trees was a memorial to someone who had died but later it was discovered that was incorrect. We regret the incorrect information.