Residents of Prince Rupert, B.C., are outraged after contractors working on federal government property destroyed several long-standing cherry trees in an effort to “modernize” the landscaping.
The trees stood next to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office in downtown Prince Rupert.
On Friday, several trees were removed while the rest were aggressively pruned, leaving just the trunks behind.
“They got murdered,” said Dennis Garon, a retired forester who watched as chainsaws were taken to the trees.
“A couple more weeks,