Large Palm Tree Is Dumped!
Posted: April 30, 2023
Newberry Springs Community Alliance
by Ted Stimpfel
We have all seen dumped tires and an occasional
couch littering the roadside, but now a cut palm tree stem weighing
thousands of pounds has been dumped. Who is so brazen to trash
Newberry Springs with something so large?
The remains of the palm tree is on Quarry Road
at National Trails, across the street from the Shell station and
the Subway Sandwich shop.
After a resident brought the dumping to my attention
and suggested it as a news blog, I decided to investigate.
Putting on my flashy private investigator's cap,
I was soon at the scene of the crime. Yes, there it was. The county
road department had already placed barricades around it. I got my
cell phone camera out and started to document the evidence.
The top portion of the palm tree has an indentation
where a strap or other binding appears to have been wrapped around
the tree. Apparently, the tree had been dragged.
A suspicion that the tree may have been dragged is
evidenced by a drag trail behind the tree.
Following the drag trail, it leads behind the Shell station.
The trail ends and goes cold adjacent to the propane
tank and shaved
A drag trail from the propane tank leads to
the tree's mortal remains. Taking my private investigator's cap
off, I had to file this cold case as another unsolved mystery
of Newberry Springs.