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Osoyoos RCMP investigating after trees poisoned in public park

The trees all had holes drilled into and likely poison inserted

Osoyoos RCMP and town officials are asking people to step forward after seven trees were poisoned at Goodman Park.

On June 28, a member of the town’s staff discovered that the seven mature poplar cottonwood trees had holes drilled into them.

The town also suspects that poison was inserted into the holes.

The trees are now in distress and are likely to die, but that determination will come after the trees are assessed by a professional. The outcome of that assessment will determine what will happen with the trees going forward.

As the trees are in a riparian zone the town will also work with a qualified environmental professional to ensure all regulatory requirements are met.

Town staff have reported this incident to the Osoyoos RCMP, and there is no immediate risk to the public.

They ask that if anyone has seen anything suspicious or knows something about the incident to contact the Osoyoos RCMP Detachment at 250.495.7236 or the town office at 250.495.6515.

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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