Fore or timber? Vandals cut trees at Trump-run golf course

ABS-CBN Sports on May 12, 2017 11:09 AM
Fore or timber? Vandals cut trees at Trump-run golf course
FILE In this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, golfers use the headlights of their golf carts to putt out on the 18th hole of Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J. In the quiet swath of rolling hills and horse farms in New Jersey that President Donald Trump is expected to use as a weekend summertime retreat, two-lane roads are the norm, the police force numbers 16 and in some corners of the township, horses outnumber people. But the town of roughly 9,000 people about 40 miles west of New York City is no stranger to the rich and famous. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Four 30-foot trees have been cut down at a Trump Organization-run golf course in New York City, and police are searching for the vandals.

The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2qX1YXF ) says a golf course manager discovered the damage Tuesday morning. Police recovered a chain saw near one of the severed 30-foot trees.

The 18-hole Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx is owned by the city, but the Trump Organization maintains the contract to run it.

Advocates have objected to a proposal to extend the course into a 19½ acre waterfront area that had been earmarked for future public park land.

The Trump Organization says part of the land would become a wildlife sanctuary. It wants the redesign so major PGA tournaments could be held there.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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