Sometime during the week of Dec. 10, a vandal armed with a hatchet destroyed at least 10 young trees in Pioneer Park.
The trunks of the trees were chopped off above ground and several evergreen trees were also destroyed.
Many other trees in the park were damaged with branches chopped or broken off and tree trunks chopped into. The damage done to the Pioneer Park trees is estimated to be at least $5,000.
If anyone has information related to this vandalism incident or witnesses other acts of vandalism in Pioneer Park or any other city park, please contact the Billings Police Department at 657-8200 or the Billings Park, Recreation and Public Lands Department at 406-657-8371.