Some jerk in Juniper Valley Park in Queens sawed down twelve trees in the past week, many of them new plantings, according to the Daily News. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said, "It appears premeditated. They came in the park with a power saw." She said the trees cost about $1,000 apiece, which sounds about right, as that is at least two and half times what any high-end retail nursery (PDF) would charge you for the choicest ornamental tree available.