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Thieves steal plants from Pitt Meadows arena

The yew hedges were planted near the main entrance of the arena. - Colleen Flanagan/The News
The yew hedges were planted near the main entrance of the arena.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan/The News

One hundred yew trees planted as a hedge at Pitt Meadows arena were stolen last week.

The trees formed a hedge along the hockey rink's main entrance off Bonson Road. They were planted three months ago.

It's the first time thieves have swiped so many plants at once, said director of parks and facilities David Boag. The theft most likely happened overnight and went undetected until Friday morning.

Three-feet tall, the yews cost around $18 each, but retail for almost $60.

"Someone would have to have had a vehicle to take so many plants," said Boag.

"This is the first experience I've had to deal with a loss as significant as this one."

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