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Apple Tree Saplings Stolen From Bath Park
07/25/2013 10:14 AM ET  

The thefts of the trees, planted with help from a state grant, occurred last month at the 10-acre South End Park along the Kennebec River.

BATH, Maine (AP) _ Police in Bath are investigating the theft of 11 apple tree saplings from a public park.

The thefts occurred last month at the 10-acre South End Park along the Kennebec River.

The trees were planted with help from an $8,000 grant from the state under the Project Canopy urban forestry mission.

City Arborist Tom Hoerth tells The Times Record the first five saplings he planted were stolen within days. So he planted six more. Those were taken too.

The trees were only an inch in diameter, making it easy for them to be removed. Larger trees were not stolen.

He says the stolen trees are worth a total of about $550.

Anyone with information is urged to call Bath police.


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