From yesterday’s Globe:

Vandals tore up 18 new trees that had been planted last week in a playground in an industrial corner of Roxbury.

A dog walker found the red maples and white swamp oaks this morning lying on the ground at the Clifford Playground. The 4- to 8-foot tall saplings were in a grove of 50 trees planted Wednesday by volunteers from the Home Depot Foundation …

“People just don’t realize the impact of their maliciousness,” said Parks Department spokeswoman Mary Hines …

“We are not going to let this stand in our way,” Hines said of the city’s effort to plant 100,000 trees. “It’s a blip on the screen. Those trees are back in the ground and God is watering them right now.”

With His tears, no doubt.

Source: Vandals rip up 18 new trees in Roxbury – By Andrew Ryan, The Boston Globe

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