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30.6.09

Heart graffiti on Vancouver Island

In some well known parks and walk ways within Nanaimo, it seems someone is either bored, or trying to make some sort of statement.

The city is now paying for a contractor to remove the hearts that have been appearing at Westwood Lake, Bowen Park and I discovered some on the Parkway trail this morning. The cost is over a couple thousand dollars and cl
imbing. The contractors are using pressure washers, set on low to remove it from the bark of trees.

I am no tree expert but I'm pretty sure the graffiti would fade quite quickly over time on it's own.

I found this link interesting


I'm definitely not advocating tagging trees with graffiti, or saying it's ok - but I don't think tax payers money should be used in this particular case.

What exactly is the city upset about? Destroying nature? Because it won't kill the trees, but the pressure washing might. I find it mildly comical that these hearts appear in places where the city has
cleared forest/trees to construct a walking trail poured with concrete! Just a thought.....

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