Here is the email and photos regarding the Bur Oak!
TO: Howard Garrett
A few days ago some delinquent angry youths took an ax to The Memorial Oak (located off of Winscott Road in Benbrook in a small municipal park adjacent to the #2 fairway of The Pecan Valley Golf Course below the Benbrook Lake dam).
Please see the attached photos. It appears that their intention was to fell the tree but they gave up after a time. I fear that they will return and continue to further harm the tree.
What can we do to stop them from finishing the job? Can they be arrested? Can we get the Police involved? Should the newspaper and media be called?
I went to the five or six closest homes and asked the homeowners to listen for ax sounds and if they are heard they should call the Benbrook police.
Also, based on what you see in the photos, what can be done to heal the wounds on the tree. Obviously I am deeply troubled about this crime and your reply is appreciated
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