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Jerk Vandalizes Fruit Trees Planted By Kids In MacArthur Park

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The kids have plans for an Urban Fruit Trail of 150 trees (Photo via Fallen Fruit's Instagram)
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A group of children planted 28 fruit trees in MacArthur Park and some jerk came along vandalized all of them Monday night. The trees are planted on the northwest end of Lafayette Park and outside a nearby apartment building, L.A. Times reports. At some point on Monday night, every single new tree was either uprooted or snapped in half. No one knows who the villain was, or if there are multiple people involved.

The project is a collaboration between Fallen Fruit and Heart of Los Angeles, an urban youth outreach program. The plan is to plant 150 new trees to create an 'Urban Fruit Trail.' Over the course of the last few months, students selected the planting locations for plum, peach, pomegranate, persimmons, lemon, lime, orange and kumquat trees. They also worked on art projects that will be part of a geo-tagged online map of the trees available via a free app.

Fallen Fruit organizers are not giving up, despite the setbacks. The kids will replant the trees today.