Last week we told you how an East Moline park bathroom was vandalized and today I'm sad to report fruit trees grown in a community project food sharing project was also vandalized.

The QC Times reports that more than 30 fruit trees grown in Davenport's Blackhawk Garden Park for the Quad City Food Forest were pruned so severely, it's not certain the trees will survive.

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The Quad City Food Forest is a volunteer project run by a nonprofit that's dedicated to growing and maintaining edible landscapes for the purpose of providing healthy food for the community.

According to the QC Times, neighbors witnessed a man severely pruning and cutting off branches. They approached the man and asked him to stop. A police report for criminal damage was filed, but no arrests have been made.

You might have seen some of the news coverage, or you will from the QC Times, channel 6, or Channel 4. The fruit trees...

Posted by Quad City Food Forest on Friday, April 30, 2021

According to the Quad City Food Forest social media post, volunteers believe the person who cut the trees was a neighbor who volunteered to help maintain the trees and that it's possible mental health issues may have played a role. 

To add insult to injury, earlier this month the city of Davenport terminated the license agreement with the Quad City Food Forest to use the space in the Blackhawk Garden Park in Davenport's Garden Addition.

Read about the reason for that decision here.


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