Saguaro Cacti Tagged By Vandals At Saguaro National Park
It appears little is free from graffiti vandalism, not even age-old saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona.
Park Superintendent Darla Sidles reports that at least eight saguaros and some boulders along the Douglas Springs Trail in the park's Rincon District were tagged by the spray-paint-wielding vandals sometime last weekend.
Some of the saguaros that were defaced were as much as 150 years old, according to the superintendent.
"They were seedlings during our nation's civil war and have stood this long inside what is now a national park-designated wilderness area, designed to protect them," Superintendent Sidles said in a news release.
Anyone with information about the vandalism can call the Saguaro National Park Information Hotline at 520-733-5150.