North Vancouver RCMP say another mature tree has been mysteriously cut down in the Lynnmour neighbourhood.
There have now been at least three cases of trees on District of North Vancouver land being cut down with no clear motive, according to police.
The most recent felling happened on Sunday next to Capilano University’s parking lot.
In January, the RCMP asked the public for help after two trees next to Inter River Park were cut.
“We are treating them as related because the repetitive nature of this offence, together with the proximity of the different incidents with each other and the fact that it’s a fairly uncommon occurrence,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman.
Unlike past cases where people have been held responsible for illegal tree cutting to open up $1-million dollar views for homeowners, there doesn’t appear to be anyone who benefits from felling these trees and leaving them to rot, DeVries added.
“The motive behind these trees being cut down is still not clear to us but we are looking for an explanation as to why.”
If anyone sees someone carrying a saw in the area, they should call police immediately, DeVries said.