SEEN IN PHOTOS: This week’s photo, courtesy of David Tan, shows a large rock in the Japanese garden section of the Narrows Botanical Garden, with a spindly winter tree peeking out [or possibly photobombing?] over a bamboo fence.
The Narrows Botanical Garden has become the target of vandals for the second time in as many weeks.
Narrows Board of Trustees President Richard Haugland claims that a $200 magnolia tree recently had most of its branches broken off overnight. Just a few days later, Haugland says someone sheared the bark off a sapling.
Haugland called the damage, which occurred near the garden’s entrance and shares similarities with vandalism that occurred last year, suspicious, as reported by Will Bredderman in a provocative piece for Brooklyn Daily.
An article from a few days earlier featured fellow gardener and CB10 board member Greg Ahl bemoaning the city’s refusal to build a wall as part of a pedestrian bridge project on the Belt Parkway – which abuts the community garden. Other than serving as a sound barrier, landscape designer Jimmy Johnson told Brooklyn Daily that the wall would help keep thieves and vandals out.