Two arrested after vandalizing trees in Back Bay Fens

Posted: 10/04/12 at 7:10 am EDT

BOSTON (WHDH) -- Two men were arrested, accused of cutting down trees, in the Back Bay Fens.

Authorities said the vandalism targets a unique feature of a tree known as a burl.

A burl is a growth on the tree trunk that has a special quality.

"It's valuable to wood workers and it turns out one of the guys arrested is type of wood worker,” said Greg Mosman, the Parks Department Arborist.

The two men arrested are accused of damaging a tree in the Fenway Victory Gardens.

Police said trees have also been vandalized in Franklin Park.

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