TALENT, Ore. – A park in Talent that is contending for the smallest park in the world was vandalized and robbed over the weekend.
The Tiniest Park, as it is being called for now, opened at the end of June.
The park was home to five incredibly rare plant species.
According to the Talent Garden Club, three of the five plants were dug up and taken and another plant was trimmed allegedly for propagation.
The community of Talent was upset to hear the news about their landmark.
“I think we all shed a few tears, we were quite anguished that something of this caliber could happen because it is, in our opinion, a violation against our community,” Chair of the Talent Chapter of Bee City USA, Gerlinde Smith said.
Smith said that decorations and art pieces around the park were also taken.
The rare plants will be replanted, but Smith said not until security cameras and motion detectors are installed.
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