What is it with some people? There's been a little bit of a problem with people in Sedalia and Warrensburg not leaving plants, trees, and flowers alone.

Sedalia Parks & Recreation posted on Facebook that someone picked all the petals of the roses in their rose garden. Now parks and recreation will have to prune the rose bushes and they will be bare until next year. They're asking that people who use the parks please not pick the roses, flowers, or plants.

In Warrensburg, Warrensburg Main Street posted on Facebook that they were able to replace the tree on Pine Street that someone had vandalized awhile back. Mike Joyner of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation paid for the tree replacement and Brad with Mifflin Lawn planted the new tree.

Last week Holmberg Lawn and Landscape, LLC replaced the bush in the alley that someone destroyed early one morning, probably after coming out of one of Warrensburg's fine establishments on Pine Street.

The problem in Warrensburg in The Alley off of Pine Street seems to be somewhat ongoing according to Warrensburg Main Street.

We are asking for our community to be our neighborly watch due to the numerous times our plants have been stolen or vandalized. If you see someone in the act, please do the following:
1. Ask them to stop because they are vandalizing a project funded by a non-profit.
2. Take their photo or video and send them to us so we can file a police report
3. Inform them these plants were purchased at the local Lowes and should still be available there.
The group says the next step for them is to put video surveillance in the alley to stop and catch the vandal or vandals.
It's really simple, really. Keep your hands off what doesn't belong to you. It doesn't matter if it's flowers and plants in the park. The trees, shrubs and flowers planted downtown by businesses and civic organizations. Or even someone's flowers in their yard. There's a considerable effort made to make our communities nice, let's keep 'em this way.


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