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Vandals Damage Newly-Planted Tulip Trees

The 12-foot-tall trees were planted at Mount Pleasant High School about three weeks ago by the Rhode Island Tree Council

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    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are searching for the suspects who caused more than $1,000 worth of damage to five tulip trees at a high school.

    WJAR-TV reports that the 12-foot-tall trees were planted at Mount Pleasant High School about three weeks ago by the Rhode Island Tree Council. They cost about $250 each.

    The council's technical adviser, John Campanini, says he discovered the damaged trees Friday when he went to the school to water the plants.

    He filed a report with police and says they're looking at surveillance video but don't have any suspects at this time.

    The council plants about 100 trees each year across the state. Campanini says the council is planning on planting new trees at the school.


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