Holiday mischief: Vandals cut down 10-foot spruce tree in Nichols Arboretum
There were some Grinchly activities in the Nichols Arboretum earlier this week when somebody cut down a spruce tree without permission.
University staff reported someone cut down the10-foot spruce tree between 9 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to an item on the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety crime log. Police spokeswoman Diane Brown said the tree was valued at $400.
"It is unfortunate that annually one or more people choose to be selfish by damaging and removing property that is enjoyed by so many community members," she said.
The removal of the tree was reported to police at 9:42 a.m. Dec. 8, according to the log.
Police do not have any suspects and the investigation into the incident was closed on Thursday.