"Nevada man is guilty of killing trees"

In November, a jury convicted Hoffman, 60, on 10 charges in the destruction of nearly $250,000 worth of mesquite and other trees. He will likely face sentencing next month and could get as much as 35 years in prison.


Read the whole thing for balance. If you want balance.

ADDED: It's especially interesting that this happened after taking horticulture classes!


Christopher C. NC said...

Oh the things that people will do to be able to sit on their asses at home and look at "The View."

Annie in Austin said...

What a story, Chuck! It could be possible that the man has mental problems. Doesn't thirty years seem excessive, especially if, as was suggested in the comments, he's been jailed for two years already?

Those trees must be irrigated a lot if this man moved to the subdivision 5 years ago [which would be 2002] and the trees could already block the view by 2004? Regrowing a green screen against the lights should not be a problem.

GardenRant will probably pick up on this story.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

chuck b. said...

They might, but you saw it here first! :) Feel free to tip them off.

Aren't mesquite trees native (so not irrigated) to Nevada? I don't know from mesquite.

chuck b. said...

(My coldest, darkest heart wants to see him do hard time, but I know 35 years is rather absurd.)

Matthew said...

Mesquites don't need any irrigation here in El Paso but we get a little more rain than Vegas. If mesquites do get irrigation, they can grow up to 6 feet in a year.

Personally, I think I would be trying to block the view of the Strip; different strokes.